Back on our map: the hazel dormouse

Kent, Ellie (2023) Back on our map: the hazel dormouse. Back on Our Map (BOOM) Project, Cumbria, UK. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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This document covers the work Back on Our Map (BOOM) did on the Hazel Dormouse, including the survey techniques, reintroduction methods and community engagement events. BOOM aimed to re-engage communities in South Cumbria with their natural environment, by restoring the landscape and reintroducing and reinforcing locally threatened or extinct native species. National Lottery players supported the £2m project, alongside several other public, private and charitable sector organisations. Led by the University of Cumbria, BOOM worked closely in partnership with Morecambe Bay Partnership, and lead partners, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Forestry England. The project focussed on a network of protected areas including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It covered an area of 600km2, extending along the lowlands of Morecambe Bay from Barrow-in-Furness in the west to Arnside and Silverdale in the east and Ambleside in the north (Fig. 1.1). BOOM reintroduced and expanded the range of the hazel dormouse, small blue butterfly, goldilocks aster, great and oblong-leaved sundew, green-winged orchid, maidenhair fern, spiked speedwell, aspen and reinforced the Duke of Burgundy at a key site (table 1.1). The pine marten community-based feasibility study identified suitable locations for future reinforcement. For the Corncrake, public engagement sound walks raised awareness of the species. Across south Cumbria, the project engaged a wide range of community groups, volunteers and members of the public. Social activities and training events helped communities get involved with the BOOM species reintroductions.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: Back on Our Map (BOOM) Project
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2023 15:18
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 15:45
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