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 Β info@cbdc.org.ukΒ  or Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

 

 
 
Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 9:39am
#KMF2021 We Are Ready!

The sun has come out as the final pieces of the festival jigsaw are put into place.

What an absolutely stunning backdrop. We think this year is going to be an absolute blast.

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Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 8:32am
At Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend? Help us record the wildlife... visit CBDC website to see how. https://t.co/WWhAxrZGfk or Visit us at F05 on Saturday to get involved. @cumbriawildlife @KeswickFestival https://t.co/GQC2A5N0En CumbriaBDC photo
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 6:04am
@SocketedAxes @TullieHouse The Tullie Secret Garden has a juvenile or two "stranded" every year. It's parent will visit it and it will be OK. They are very noisy and the call is very poignant so it will tug at your heart strings!
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