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West Penwith Habitat Surveys: Bosullow (survey area 30 – 2019) (NERR088)

Land at Penwith Moors in west Cornwall is being considered for possible designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. To
ascertain whether land at Bosullow, approximately 7 km north-west of Penzance, meets the published guidelines for the selection of SSSIs a field survey was undertaken in December 2019. A walk-over survey was undertaken from which vegetation communities were identified and a rapid assessment of condition was undertaken consistent with Common Standards Monitoring. All plant communities present were mapped. An area of lowland heath was identified and its condition assessed as unfavourable. This survey is one of many undertaken or commissioned by Natural England to provide the evidence required to identify those areas which should be included in an SSSI designation, to identify the features to be designated and to inform definition of the SSSI boundary. This report will also help to inform future site monitoring and to provide land management advice.

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NERR088 Edition 1: Binder1 Bosullow.pdf, PDF, 4.8 MB 2021/01/15


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