North Dartmoor SSSI - Bridestowe & Sourton Common (077)
Staff member responsible: MARTIN LONGLEY
Unit Id: 1031042
Unit area (ha): 1151.455
Unit Status: Live Gridref: SX 549 882
Main habitat: DWARF SHRUB HEATH - Upland
SITE CHECK:
Date of last site check: 28/11/2018 Checked by: JUSTIN GILLETT
Comment:

Site Check completed (copy stored on EDRM under HLS agreement reference AG00578593). Broadly moving in a positive trajectory for the key habitats of blanket mire, wet heath and dry heath.

Condition and Comments (click for history): Unfavourable - Recovering Assessed by: JANE STUART
Last assessed: 30/07/2013 Last assessment field visit: 30/07/2013
ISA Survey: View Surveys
Last CSM assessment: 30/07/2013
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: 2024 Confidence in estimate: Medium
Comment: Bridestowe and Sourton Common is assessed as unfavourable recovering because: In acid grassland habitats - 100% of sample points fail on cover of flowering plants other than grasses. 28% of sample points fail on cover of dead plant litter. 33% of sample points fail on cover of Bracken, trees and scrub. 28% of sample points fail on cover of soft rush. In blanket bog habitats 18% of sample points fail on cover of indicator species. 21% of sample points fail on % of heather browsed. 19% of sample points fail on presence of erosion. In dry heath habitats - 20% of sample points fail on cover of indicator species. 55% of sample points fail on cover of dwarf shrubs. 45% of sample points fail on the number of dwarf shrubs. 90% of sample points fail on the % of dwarf shrubs browsed. In wet heath habitats: 74% of sample points fail on cover of ericoids. 74% of sample points fail on the cover of grasses. 56% of sample points fail on the cover of indicator species.35% of sample points fail on the presence of erosion. A HLS agreement is in place and recovery is expected over time.
Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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