Vascular Plant Records up to 2010
With the exception of a small dataset of records which require additional validation checks or where there is a particularly low confidence in the accuracy of the record, this dataset represents the pre-2010 dated vascular plant records held by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust .
The records have been collected to provide baseline information relating to Local Wildlife Sites, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Reserves and other important sites for biodiversity. This data is used to inform conservation management on sites, monitor change, provide an evidence base for Local Wildlife Site designations and raise awareness of the presence of important habitats and individual species where they may be under potential threat from development proposals or inappropriate management.
Records forming the dataset have arisen from a variety of sources but a significant proportion relate to records arising from the Local Wildlife Sites system which operates within Derbyshire but outside of the Peak District National Park. A second important source of records is from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Reserves, where the geographic spatial coverage then includes the whole of Derbyshire. The majority of the records from these two sources have been made by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust but not exclusively, with many records having been provided by individuals or groups like the Derbyshire Flora Group. </br> The remainder of the dataset comprises records from individuals, groups, reports associated with planning applications etc. </br> Only species which are included on the current checklist for vascular plants in Derbyshire have been included <a href=" http://www.derby.gov.uk/dccwebdev/museum/flora/flora.aspx?gotopage=home">http://www.derby.gov.uk/dccwebdev/museum/flora/flora.aspx?gotopage=home.</a> This does mean that some records for planted species have been excluded from the dataset and a small number of records have been excluded which require further validation checks and consultation with the BSBI County Plant Recorder for Derbyshire before inclusion in any future update of the dataset. Virtually all of the records will have been made as direct observations either during specific survey work or as casual observations. A small proportion of the records relate to specific surveys undertaken using NVC survey methodology.
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