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.

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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).

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