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Globally rare temperate rainforest is one of Britain and Ireland’s most important habitats. Also known as Atlantic woodland, it is home to very special and often rare species of bryophyte and lichen. Rainforest in south-west England tends to be less wet and somewhat warmer than its counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and it is important for a number of bryophyte (and lichen) species that are rare or absent elsewhere in the UK and Europe. With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (HLF), Plantlife has been working to safeguard the temperate rainforests of the south-west through its Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project
Now, a new Temperate Rainforest Lichens and Bryophytes toolkit for woodland managers is available from Plantlife. The toolkit is a key output of the Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project and brings together all of Plantlife’s learning over the last decade or so in south west England, the Lake District, Scotland and Wales. It comprises:
The toolkit provides information, tools and examples of management in action and more information will be added in time.
Published: 8 December 2022