North Dartmoor SSSI - Lydford Common (076)
Staff member responsible: MARTIN LONGLEY
Unit Id: 1031041
Unit area (ha): 485.5081
Unit Status: Live Gridref: SX 547 853
Main habitat: DWARF SHRUB HEATH - Upland
Condition and Comments (click for history): Unfavourable - Recovering Assessed by: STUART, (JANE)
Last assessed: 30/07/2013 Last assessment field visit: 30/07/2013
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Date of last site check: Last CSM assessment: 30/07/2013
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: Confidence in estimate:
Comment: Lydford Common is assessed as unfavourable recovering because: In acid grassland habitats - 79% of sample points fail on cover of non-grass flowering plants. 63% of sample points fail on cover of Bracken, trees and scrub. 63% of sample points fail on cover of heath rush. In dry heath habitats - 90% of sample points fail on % of dwarf shrubs browsed. 35% of sample points fail on cover of indicator species. 40% of sample points fail on cover of dwarf shrubs. 25% of sample points fail on the number of dwarf shrubs. In wet heath habitats - 90% of sample points fail on % of dwarf shrubs browsed. 36% of sample points fail on cover of ericoids. 27% of sample points fail on damage to sphagnum. 45% of sample points fail on cover of grasses. 36% of sample points fail on cover of indicator species. 32% of sample points fail on cover of soft rush A HLS agreement is in place and recovery is expected over time.
Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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