Natural England has developed a series of GIS inventories for Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Habitats, and for certain EC Habitats Directive Annex 1 fen types. The Inventories are a dynamic database that are under regular review and update as new information is made available. Separate contracts have been let previously to develop inventories for the following Annex 1 habitats: Alkaline Fens (AF), Transition Mire and Quaking Bog (TMQB), and Molinia meadows (MM). This contract is part of an ongoing programme of survey work to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of the inventories.
In addition to inventory development, the outputs from this project will be used in the ongoing review of SSSIs, to add interest features to existing SSSIs where currently unrecorded, and to identify un-notified sites that are of SSSI quality.