[Talk-GB] Local Wildlife Sites

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 16:40:40 UTC 2020


ooo! nice detail.

The 'Local Wildlife Sites' seem to be more wide-ranging than the Wildlife
Trust's own sites, they appear to be 'important' green areas throughout the
area.
https://data.gov.uk/search?q=Local+Wildlife+Sites&filters%5Bpublisher%5D=&filters%5Btopic%5D=&filters%5Bformat%5D=&sort=best
lists
a number of areas. They may be a synonym for SINCS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Site_of_Nature_Conservation_Interest

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 5:03 PM Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> wrote:

>
> On 20/07/2020 15:52, Jez Nicholson wrote:
> > Does anyone have any experience with
> > https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/local-wildlife-sites ?
> >
> > I've had an inquiry about including Brighton & Hove LWSes on OSM.
> >
> >
> I am a member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust so I had a conversation with
> them about their reserves a few years ago. They sent me some data. It
> was entirely based on OS data, so I couldn't use any of it in OSM. I
> surveyed North Cave wetlands, a large reserve close to me. You can see
> my efforts here https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/53.7846/-0.6634
> Most of the names are from my own knowledge.
>
> I think each trust is independent, with a loose affiliation to the
> national group.
>
> I've added one or two smaller reserves in outline that I have visites
> with a few lakes and woods as you would expect. It can sometimes be hard
> to know the extent of a reserve just from aerial imagery and surveys can
> be awkward because the sites usually want people to stay on paths to
> avoid wildlife disturbance.
>
> --
> cheers
> Chris Hill (chillly)
>
>
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