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Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Freshwater Habitats and Species 2016

Freshwater JNCC Publications Protected Areas Habitat classification 1743-8160 Evidence Freshwater Guidance Habitats Protected sites monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring


The guidance given here deals with common standards monitoring (CSM) for those designated sites, including SSSIs and SACs, that specifically identify Freshwater Habitats and Species as a site feature. This provides guidance on the identification of interest features, attributes, targets and methods of assessment.

Guidance for Freshwater Habitats which includes: Canals; Ditches; Freshwater Lakes (updated March 2015); and Rivers (updated January 2014, minor amendments September 2016).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·09·01

JNCC and the country nature conservation bodies commenced a programme to develop guidance across the range of species, habitat and earth science features which occur on UK protected sites.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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