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Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Heathland 2009


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

This document defines a set of generic attributes to assess status of the feature, highlighting those attributes that should be used on all sites and those that are site-specific (discretionary) to be used to reflect local distinctiveness.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2009·02·01

JNCC (2009) Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Lowland Heathland, Version February 2009, 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 2019·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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