Project Archives

Featured below is a selection of our older projects, which are displayed in more technical terms and feature raw project data, including live and interactive maps, alongside other downloadable files.

To see our favorite projects, which are explained in more detail, head over to the Case Studies section. If you think CBDC can help you or your project, please get in touch.

Bee Roads North

This project aimed to develop a network of wildflower-rich meadows and grasslands that allowed pollinating insects to move across North West England. CBDC collaborated with Buglife, Natural England, and record centers to analyse species and habitat data and model the most likely routes for bees and other pollinators.

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Cumbria Bird Atlas

CBDC staff worked with members of the Cumbria Bird Club to create over 1,500 maps illustrating the distribution of species, breeding birds and wintering birds in Cumbria.

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Cumbria Moth Atlas

CBDC worked with the members of the Cumbria Moth Group to improve moth recording across Cumbria which resulted in a new Atlas suitble for downloading to a mobile phone.

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Cumbria Mammal Atlas

CBDC and recorders noted that there was not much mammal recording other than bats in the County.  CBDC helped set up the Cumbria Mammal Group to created an atlas (suitable to download to mobile phones) to encourage more records.

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Upland for Juniper

Cumbria Wildlife Trust carried out a survey of Juniper in Cumbria.  CBDC were invited to produce maps and retain the data for future studies.

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Mapping Atlantic Woodlands

Plantlife’s LOST Senior Project Officer is working to conserve Lichens and Bryophytes in Cumrbia’s Atlantic Woodlands.  By mapping species data and analysing meteorological and topological maps CBDC predicted which woodlands in Cumbria should host the rare Atlantic Woodland species.

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Mapping Wild Rusland

CBDC undertook a complex project for the Rusland Horizon project partners including Natural England, Lake District National Park, and others. We were asked to create a GIS layer of phase 1 habitat maps of the valley, which consisted of over 11,500 polygons. CBDC also created a GIS layer of data from Stewardship Farm Environment Plans and a revised priority and broadhabitat layer for the area.

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Rusland Hidden Hedgerows

Hedgerows may be a little underappreciated, but they’re very important for wildlife. We mapped and analysed hedrgerow data for Rusland Horizons and the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 7:51am
I am very happy to let you know that my book
'The Fresh and the Salt. The Story of the Solway'
will be published by the wonderful @BirlinnBooks in early September.
And thank you, @MarkCocker2 & @david_gange, for your very kind words.
https://t.co/HkDiIAqWUf https://t.co/ody8cnlQdz
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Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 6:58am
‘We’re Good to Go’ and we've taken all necessary steps to keep visitors and staff safe. We're excited to announce a phased reopening from Wed 8 July. https://t.co/KOdHh3ctEW
@ace_national @EmperorHadrian @DiscoverCarlisl @LakeDistrictPR #GoodToGo #VisitBritain #VisitEngland https://t.co/F0jR7FNkwR
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Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 6:07am
Young mudshrimps Corophium are growing & moulting right now; a friend once described the piles of cast exoskeletons as 'like snow-drifts' along the shore. Not quite such dramatic nos. here but I was thrilled to find them - the long antennae are clearly seen https://t.co/Fmtf33Duf9 CumbriaBDC photo
Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 5:41am
Two Fabulous Pollinators for Cumbria Recording the Buzz Project. Chrysolina oricalcia (l) & Chrysolina polita (r). Both GB red listed. @CumbriaBDC @TullieHouse @cumbriawildlife @_NFBR @insectweek https://t.co/odpGfan8eW CumbriaBDC photo