Phase 2 Woodland Survey of Wales
This dataset contains detailed Phase 2 survey data from over 800 woodlands of conservation interest in Wales, predominantly Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSls) and pSSSI woodlands. Phase 2 woodland surveys have been carried out periodically since the late 1980s but a concentrated period of survey on SSSI and pSSSI woodland occurred from 1995 and 2000.
The purpose of this data capture was to improve the overall knowledge of Welsh woodland communities, to provide consistent community descriptions across the woodland SSSI series as fundamental site-support information and to assess SSSI status of new sites.
Data was collected by trained personnel, digitised by contractors, validated by Countryside Council for Wales' (CCW) Knowledge Management Group, corrections made by contractors, validated again by CCW Knowledge Management Group, corrections made in-house in conjunction with Woodland Ecologist.
Standard woodland National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey methodology was used to collect this data. Woodland communities were identified by eye and mapped, supported by sample quadrats and target notes.
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