North Dartmoor SSSI - Forest - Steeperton Ridge (090)
Staff member responsible: MARTIN LONGLEY
Unit Id: 1031100
Unit area (ha): 491.5878
Unit Status: Live Gridref: SX 620 892
Main habitat: DWARF SHRUB HEATH - Upland
SITE CHECK:
Date of last site check: 01/10/2019 Checked by: Rob Large
Comment:

Visited as part of North Dartmoor site check NEFU project, report to follow.

Condition and Comments (click for history): Unfavourable - Recovering Assessed by: JANE STUART
Last assessed: 31/07/2013 Last assessment field visit: 31/07/2013
ISA Survey: View Surveys
Last CSM assessment: 31/07/2013
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: 2020 Confidence in estimate: Low
Comment: Unit fail overall. Wet heath fail. Peat depth 10cm ?1m+ range, 31.5cm average. Borderline fail on % sphagna damage and disturbed ground. Significant fail on % Table 1 spp & % cover Ericoids. Also fails on % graminoids & evidence of burning. Dry heath overall fail. Passed on all criteria except failed on age classes of calluna, % cover of bracken, cover of indicator spp. proportion of calluna browsed (all ages). Borderline fail on presence of lichens/liverwort/mosses.
Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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