We recently undertook a review of locally designated sites in Falkirk District for the Councilís Biodiversity Officer.
This project involved visiting all of their locally designated sites ie Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation and Wildlife Sites, and comparing the current condition of the sites with previous surveys. This involved a rapid style of site survey, similar to a standard walkover survey / rapid site appraisal, not every corner of every site could be visited in the time available but the general jizz of the sites and their use by, or suitability for protected species was determined and a comparison with existing information made. A large area was covered by a team of workers over a couple of months and this resulted in a new baseline from which Falkirk can now make better informed decisions on the future management of these highly valued locally important sites.
South Polmont mature oak