Volunteers needed to help with Habitat Surveys
The communities of plants and animals determine the natural character of our local area - streams, woodlands and flowers etc
We need a basic understanding of this natural character in a particular area for a broader environmental debate
Conducting a Phase 1 habitat survey is one of the first steps in taking action to conserve our local environment
Why have a survey?
• to help local people get to know the Parish,
• to share knowledge which already exists amongst local people and of any specialist surveys,
• to provide local information for the Parish Council as well as other local organisations
• to provide an up to date record of the Parish to compare with past maps and help plan for the future.
A Phase 1 Habitat survey was conducted by Henfield Birdwatch in 2003 and we are now looking to update it
We need a few volunteers to conduct a Phase 1 Habitat survey during 2021 – approx.
Different areas may need to be surveyed at different times e.g Woodland in Spring, Grassland in Summer
There is a precis process and training will be provided
Specific areas will be allocated to surveyors
Note - surveys are all undertaken from footpaths and bridleways not on private land
If you are interested please email Henfield Parish Council firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us on this web site
We need your name and contact details and if you have done this type of survey before
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