Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay SSSI - ARC Pits (021)
Staff member responsible: Jo Dear
Unit Id: 1029300
Unit area (ha): 74.6548
Unit Status: Live Gridref: TR 068 196
Main habitat: STANDING OPEN WATER AND CANALS
Condition and Comments (click for history): Favourable Assessed by: SCULLEY, (CLAUDIE)
Last assessed: 29/03/2010 Last assessment field visit: 29/03/2010
ISA Survey: View Surveys
Date of last site check: 14/12/2018 Last CSM assessment: 29/03/2010
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: 2019 Confidence in estimate: High
Comment:

Unit 21

ES Higher level

Visited unit with RSPB to discuss the scrub management and sand management areas in detail. Techniques used and trials with a number of approaches discussed through. the areas of sand are returning to better condition and the areas are benefitting from the disturbance of scrub removal opening up areas for invertebrate interest again.

Discussed the work to be agreed for the coming months and next season.

Visited the wetland areas and discussed the success of the scrub removal surrounding the ponds.

Discussed the ARC pit margins and potential work that would be required to imprvoe the bank side vegetation. Control of invasives and non native species.

Discussion continues via email

21st Nov 2018

Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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