County Wildlife Sites

County Wildlife Sites also known as 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.

There are more than 1,600 sites found on both public and private land. They vary in shape and size.

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

Potential sites are initially identified through the study of existing habitat survey data and aerial photos. Site visits are then carried out by an experienced ecological surveyor who records wildlife habitats and species found on the site. Survey results are then assessed by an expert panel of ecologists (from the different partnership organisations) against strict selection criteria. All sites meeting the necessary standard are selected as County Wildlife Sites.

For more information please contact CBDC  info@cbdc.org.uk  or Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

 

 
 
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:33am
Finally! While the rest of the UK flowering season is well under way, it's taken until yesterday to see my first Early Purple Orchid of 2021 in #Shetland. Growing in a serpentine fell field, they're always tiny, but share their home with other special plants, like Moss Campion. https://t.co/GYBQp2nHwZ CumbriaBDC photo
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