CBDC collects and collates data and information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites, geological sites and habitats. We work closely with data owners, county recorders, local and national verifiers to ensure that all of our data is high quality.
CBDC holds over 2 million species records across all major taxon groups. Our data is continually updated through our partnerships with local and national recording societies.
Over one third of Cumbria is designated a priority habitat and the county is home to the most diverse range of habitats in England. CBDC data includes the Priority Habitat Inventory, Habitat Statements and Phase 1 Habitat Survey of Cumbria 1983-87.
CBDC holds geological site data and we collaborate with Cumbria Geoconservation to ensure that relevant GIS layers within our digital mapping database are kept up to date and maintained.
Non-Statutory Sites Data
CBDC has data on a variety of types of non-statutory sites, including County Wildlife Sites (CWS), Local Geological Sites (LGS), Special Roadside Verges (Verges), and Sites of Invertebrate Significance (SIS).