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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Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and has taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, June 13th, 2024 at 2:15am
Two weeks till the inaugural Cumbria Wild Watch.

Get involved to help us build a biodiversity snap-shot of Cumbria.

It is so easy to do and you will be helping inform biodiversity decision making across this glorious county....

https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/

#CumbriaWildWatch
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 6:30am
Cumbria Connect are organising a series of workshops to gauge views and opinions on the local landscape. For dates and venues, see:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/cumbria-connect-future-landscapes-workshops/
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, June 5th, 2024 at 10:00pm
Join us at 4:30pm today to find out more about Cumbria Wild Watch with a free webinar about wildlife recording...

Register for the webinar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsOVAw5ym7Yb06XBQvbrdxFrVuGbfpp_vRv9OLYXMzZeq47w/viewform?usp=sf_link

#CumbriaWildWatch #Cumbria
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, June 3rd, 2024 at 12:00am
Here at CBDC, we're not just interested in biodiversity data but also collate information about Cumbria's geodiversity. We work closely with #CumbriaGeoConservation who regularly review sites across this geologically diverse county. This short film explains more about what geodiversity is:
https://youtu.be/LtFzkDMsYtI
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, May 30th, 2024 at 4:30am
Join us at this time next week for a webinar about the forthcoming Cumbria Wild Watch weekend. Find out more about wildlife recording and how you can contribute to establishing a biodiversity baseline for Cumbria....

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsOVAw5ym7Yb06XBQvbrdxFrVuGbfpp_vRv9OLYXMzZeq47w/viewform?usp=sf_link

More about #CumbriaWildWatch: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, May 24th, 2024 at 10:09pm
Join us for a recording event at Bassenthwaite Lake on Saturday 29th June to celebrate #CumbriaWildWatch.

We'll be looking for snails, daisies and so much more!

More information: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/