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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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 1:53pm
Good evening everyone!
To hear John Martin talk about what to look for then please follow this link to @BBC_Cumbria timestamp 3:55:15: https://t.co/SyZJkvHFmr
If you would like to read more about the harvest mouse and recording it then follow the link in the comments. https://t.co/bibJCkALJm
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 9:35am
Good afternoon everyone! We have a new webinar for you!
To register follow this link https://t.co/M6lRnyDYHe https://t.co/9gHHHMXgBu
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 at 9:49am
Hope you have all had a good weekend. We at CBDC thought we'd start the week off with some great videos you can watch over the winter season!
Link to watch the workshops: https://t.co/6H0kXhA8FR
Join the Cumbria Insect and Invertebrate Facebook Group: https://t.co/YXmzO0OfZv https://t.co/RSB9Q9ZhRX
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 7:45am
Good Morning! We have a free webinar to tell you about this morning.
Register: https://t.co/47VzHwzFKf
Get to know more about BOOM: https://t.co/uubQbb7MQD
Facebook: https://t.co/4KPlig7ti1 https://t.co/mom6DIV93W
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