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Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Wetland Habitats 2004


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

This document covers lowland wetland habitats (bogs and fens) on designated sites across the UK. For the purposes of this guidance, 'lowland' wetlands are essentially those which lie below the limit of agricultural enclosure.

Guidance is given on the selection of attributes and the setting of targets for lowland wetlands with more detailed guidance for raised bogs and lowland blanket bog; basin fens; valley fens; flood-plain fens; open-water transition fens; springs and flushes; fen meadow; and fen woodland.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2004·08·01

JNCC (2004) Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Wetland, Version August 2004, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 1743-8160.

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 2019·08·19

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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