Salisbury Plain SSSI Integrated Site Assessment 2014-15 (RP02386)

Salisbury Plain Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Area (SPA) cover 19,690 hectares (ha), which is about half of the wider military training area. It is notified for 25 features: chalk grassland, the Nine Mile River, juniper habitat, rare plants, invertebrates including marsh fritillary butterfly and fairy shrimp, and birds including stone curlew and wintering hen harrier.

The SSSI Favourable Condition Tables (FCT) list the notified features, with attributes and targets for managing and monitoring each. The FCT has undergone considerable development over the years, including some refinement of the features in 2015, based on the legal document, the Citation (see Appendix 1 – Salisbury Plain SSSI Citation).

Condition Assessment, now called Integrated Site Assessment (ISA), of these features, at unit level, was last carried out in 2008; and the aim of this project was to do a representative and robust, fresh, assessment of a significant proportion of the SSSI over two fieldwork seasons in 2014 and 2015.

Appendix 6 and 7 are available on request by emailing technicalinformationexchange@naturalengland.org.uk.

Project details

Start date2014-05-01

Closing statement

The report conclusions provide a summary of the findings and further questions.

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RP02386 - Edition 1 Salisbury Plain SSSI Integrated Site Assessment 2014-15, PDF, 1.2 MB 2017/06/23
Appendix 1 - Salisbury Plain SSSI Citation, PDF, 66.2 KB 2017/06/23
Appendix 2 - Location of features by SSSI unit, XLS, 72.5 KB 2017/06/23
Appendix 5 - Condition status of features at unit level, PDF, 303.4 KB 2017/06/23
Appendix 8 - woodlands and plantations on Salisbury Plain, PDF, 613.8 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 1 - Salisbury Plain SSSI, SAC and SPA boundary and units, PDF, 4.7 MB 2017/06/23
Figure 2 - Chalk grassland and other habitats present on Salisbury Plain, PDF, 708.1 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 3 Decision tree for assigning condition status, PDF, 11.4 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 4 - location and type of Condition Threats - The West, PDF, 727.5 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 5 - location and type of Condition Threats - The Centre, PDF, 671.7 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 6 - location and type of Condition Threats - The East, PDF, 707.4 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 8 - Compilation of tuberous thistle records - The East, PDF, 925.2 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 9 - Compilation of tuberous thistle records - The Centre, PDF, 989.7 KB 2017/06/23
Figure 10 - Compilation of tuberous thistle records - The West, PDF, 755.8 KB 2017/06/23

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