LOOKING OUT FOR THE SMALL THINGS PROJECT

RAPID WOODLAND ASSESSMENT – PLANTLIFE

TAKE PART IN THE RAPID WOODLAND ASSESSMENT TO HELP IDENTIFY IMPORTANT
WOODLANDS FOR LOWER PLANTS…

PLANTLIFE HAS BEEN AWARDED A HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT TO DELIVER AN EXCITING TWO YEAR PROJECT (2018-2020), PROVIDING PEOPLE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER THE LICHENS, MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS (LOWER PLANTS) FOUND WITHIN THE ATLANTIC WOODLANDS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT.

Plantlife’s Rapid Woodland Assessment (RWA) is a tool used to assess a
woodlands potential to support important lichens and bryophytes of
conservation interest. By completing this assessment in a local
woodland, you are contributing to our knowledge surrounding the
condition of the region’s Atlantic woodlands, generating information on
woodland composition, structure, important habitat features, lichen
indicators, woodland threats and management. Please find the survey
brochure and forms attached.

FREE LICHEN / BRYOPHYTE IDENTIFICATION GUIDES CAN BE ORDERED AND DOWNLOADED HERE: WWW.PLANTLIFE.ORG.UK/LOST [1]

There are a series of FREE introductory events on offer across the Lake
District, to provide support and guidance in completing the Rapid
Woodland Assessment:

·        RWA EVENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: WWW.PLANTLIFE.ORG.UK/EVENTS [2]

Please circulate this opportunity around your contacts and wider
networks to those who would be interested in completing this assessment.
Whether you are a woodland owner or someone who regularly walks in a wood, use this survey to deepen your understanding and produce valuable information on the condition of woodlands across the Lake District.

After completing the survey, data can be entered online through the
iRecord link below. This information will feed into Plantlife’s national
database and collated with data from South West England, helping provide a clearer picture of the state of Atlantic woodlands across the UK WWW.BRC.AC.UK/IRECORD/EXTERNAL/PLANTLIFE-RAPID-WOODLAND-ASSESSMENT [3]

For more information or support with the Rapid Woodland Assessment
please contact:

APRIL WINDLE

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER LOST

TEL: 07584 017341

CBDC, Herbert Atkinson House, 13 Abbey Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TX

www.plantlife.org.uk/LOST [1]


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