Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay SSSI - NNR. The Fossil Pits South (026)
Staff member responsible: Jo Dear
Unit Id: 1029305
Unit area (ha): 1.7784
Unit Status: Live Gridref: TR 066 183
Main habitat: FEN, MARSH AND SWAMP - Lowland
Condition and Comments (click for history): Unfavourable - Recovering Assessed by: SMITH, (NATALIE)
Last assessed: 13/03/2009 Last assessment field visit: 13/03/2009
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Date of last site check: 12/12/2018 Last CSM assessment: 13/03/2009
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: 2019 Confidence in estimate: Medium

Unit 26

Under HLS agreement Pits 6, 5


Control of willow growth is well managed, Reed is proving to be dominant. Discussed with RSPB grazing with animals as a method to control the reed growth. In the meantime continue on with hand control. Small area of Crassula has been controlled with the use of plastic sheeting. Followed up with phone calls and emails to discuss issues raised on site visit.

8th Oct 2019

Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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