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, January 8th, 2020 at 11:46pm
The same sentiment for the UK..and probably better to do it before we have a major disaster like the fires of Australia https://t.co/qvAjrJX8j2
Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 7:46pm
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 11:44pm
Potential PhD: Exciting opportunity to explore Invasive Non-Native Species, ecological networks and ecosystem function with @CEHScienceNews @StirUni @BAS_News https://t.co/TU1XKJcs1e Closing date: 10th January 2020