In 2010 the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority began a rolling programme of habitat surveys. For this purpose, the National Park was divided into ten distinct survey areas with the aim of surveying one area each year over the course of a decade.
The programme of surveys aims to assess the extent and condition of habitats within the whole National Park. The main focus has been on ‘Priority Habitats’* outside of SSSI** designations. The results gathered from these surveys are amalgamated with condition assessments conducted by Natural England in SSSIs and reported periodically in ‘Trends and Status’ reports that summarise how wildlife is faring within the Park.
The National Park Authority is grateful to all those landowners and tenants who have given permission for surveyors to access their land to conduct the surveys on which these reports are based.
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- 2021-2022 Habitat Survey results
- 2019 Habitat Survey results
- 2018 Habitat Survey results
- 2017 Habitat Survey results
- 2016 Habitat Survey results
- 2015 Habitat Survey results
- 2014 Habitat Survey results
- 2013 Habitat Survey results
- 2012 Habitat Survey results
- 2011 Habitat Survey results
- 2010 Habitat Survey results
* ‘Priority Habitats’ are habitats that Government agencies have identified as being key to conserving the UK’s biodiversity. The Yorkshire Dales contains significant proportions of the entire UK resource of some Priority Habitats such as Limestone Pavement, Hay Meadows, Blanket Bog and Upland Heathland.
** SSSI = Site of Special Scientific Interest”