Non-Statutory Sites Data

County Wildlife Sites (CWS)

County Wildlife Sites, (or Cumbria Local Wildlife Sites) are defined areas, identified and
selected locally for their nature conservation value based on important, distinctive and
threatened habitats and species within a national, regional and local context.

They are designated and reviewed at a county level by the Wildlife Selection Panel for the
Cumbria Local Sites Partnership, administered by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Special Roadside Verges (Verges)

Special Roadside Verges have been identified by Cumbria County Council as being of notable
importance for their habitat. These sites are not formally designated but will be considered by
the Cumbria Local Wildlife Sites Partnership against the Site Selection Guidelines. Some of
these sites are already SSSI’s or County Wildlife Sites.

Sites of Invertebrate Significance (SIS)

Sites of Invertebrate Significance have been identified by the Cumbria Biodiversity Data
Network (CBDN) as being of notable importance for invertebrates. These sites are not formally
designated but do broadly meet the criteria for selection as County Wildlife Sites. Many are
already within SSSI or County Wildlife Site boundaries.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1:09pm
So this little friend found recently in Dumfriesshire turns out to be Dinocheirus panzeri, a first for Dumfriesshire and to the whole SWSEIC area. Thanks to @PseudoscorpUK for identifying the specimens. https://t.co/MsNsST0UVz CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 6:20am
Important article as Cumbria drafts its Local Nature Recovery Strategy https://t.co/7nMfP9Ejxb
Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 3:23pm
Good evening everyone! We are very excited to let you all know that the bookings for this years Recorders Conference is now open.
Follow this link to book: https://t.co/6CPqGJZJGl https://t.co/h9NzoVfjTN
CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 8:36am
Here is a flavour of what the Nature Recovery Network is all about. During the years ahead, a lot more of this kind of initiative will be possible as new laws and policies lead to changes on the ground. https://t.co/OXF1CNBdnT