Habitat surveyors wanted in Cheshire

Habitat surveyors wanted in Cheshire

This spring, The Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership will be working to engage local communities in a project mapping habitats across the regions countryside. The project, running for three years, will be calling on local people to help with habitat surveys across the region. No initial experience is required!

Meres and Mosses LPS

The Meres & Mosses LPS is a DEFRA funded Nature Improvement Area (NIA) outlined in black and a Heritage Lottery funded scheme outlined in Red. This is one of the most important wetland landscapes in Britain, it is also an area of international significance.  Glacially formed meres and mosses support a mosaic of rare and threatened wetland ecology, layered on top of this is the human interaction within the landscape, which has resulted in the special heritage value of the Meres and Mosses. Local involvement is needed to protect this valuable resource for the future.

What can you expect to gain?

  • Gain an understanding of your local countryside
  • Training in botanical identification
  • An understanding of Phase 1 habitat surveys
  • Involvement in an important environmental project
  • Exercise!

An introductory social event will be held at Bickley Hall Farm, SY14 8EF on Thursday 6th June at 6.15pm. It is an opportunity to meet the team and find out how you can get involved in the project and what it is all about.

 

If you would like any further information please contact Joe Pimblett at jpimblett@cheshirewt.org.uk Or Luke Neal at LukeN@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk


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The area of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses combined is the third largest area of raised peat bog in Britain. On average, 1 hectare of peatland can store 10 times more carbon than 1 hectare of woodland



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