Upland for Juniper Project

The Uplands for Juniper Project aimed to survey the entire juniper resource in Cumbria and identify those populations most in need of restoration.

Read the final report.

Survey Area

Altitude of Cumbrian Juniper Populations:

Although a large number of juniper populations are found below 300m altitude, this chart masks the fact that stands above this altitude tend to have a greater number of bushes. The dark green bars show the altitudinal distribution of dwarf juniper populations.

Health categories of juniper populations:

58% of Cumbrian juniper populations are in decline, with sheep grazing affecting 48% of declining stands, red deer browsing affecting 11%, and shading affecting 13%. When only those stands which are sheep grazed are assessed, the proportions in the fast decline category increases drastically (see right).

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 9:19pm
SAVE THE DATE: 29th February 2020-CBDC Recorders' Conference. New date will allow everyone time to process 2019 records and provide an opportunity for "hot off the press" reports and presentations. We haven't decided a theme yet...but the date is triggering a few ideas. https://t.co/YJnV1kh5Ev CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 10:42pm
Join @NorthPennAONB's FREE #bee walk with @StevenFalk1, Sun 1 Sept at Langdon Beck & Harwood-in- #Teesdale Special #Invertebrate Sites. Late flowering species = fantastic habitat for #bumblebees, solitary bees & more. Beginners welcome. Booking essential: https://t.co/UM9MLLWlUY https://t.co/hSlNm8EKzm CumbriaBDC photo
Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 10:21pm
@solwaywalker Thanks Ann. Sending it to me is a start we will add it to the Cumbria records. If you have any other records for the Solway I can add them to our List. The volunteers we recruited last year wanted to focus on plants so we are still short on shore data.
Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 8:46pm
@solwaywalker @TurfPix Not a commonly recorded fish - NBN atlas shows a couple of records just off the Silloth coast. CBDC does not have records for this species (not that we get much marine data). Will you be sending your record off to anyone? Debs