Chippenham Fen NNR. Monitoring 1991- Appendix 2 - Vegetation monitoring (ENRR193)

Chippenham Fen and Snailwell Poor’s Fen together comprise a site considered to be of national importance for the wide range of wetland habitats and associated birds and insects. The whole site (SSSI) covers an area of nearly 115 ha, of which 103 ha is currently managed by English Nature as an NNR. The site comprises a wider variety of habitats, including grassland, herbaceous fen, sedge beds, mature woodland and scrub, resulting in a very diverse flora. A number of uncommon species and communities are represented, including the EU-MOLINION Alliance, for which the site is a proposed Special Area of Conservation, together with the nearby Wicken Fen and Woodwalton Fen. The work reported on is the fifth year of the programme of monitoring vegetation composition at Chippenham Fen NNR, and assesses trends evident from the five years of data collection.
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