Small Woods Marketing GuideThe Atlantic woodlands of South West England are internationally important for their rich lichen and bryophyte communities. Due to their global conservation significance, many sites are Important Plant Areas (IPAs) and designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) or Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), and a number of the species they support are listed on Section 41 1 . Yet, despite their international importance, Atlantic woodlands face a number of threats ranging from site-specific issues such as increasing shade and a loss of grazing, to wider problems such as climate change, atmospheric pollution and tree disease; favourable management and monitoring is essential to their conservation.
Written for landowners and land managers of Atlantic woodlands, this publication will help to:
• Raise awareness of important lichen and bryophyte species and communities and the key conservation issues that can be managed for
• Provide a framework for assessing a site's interest for lichens and bryophytes and identifying priority areas for management
• Provide a framework for planning effective habitat management for lichens and bryophytes in and around Atlantic woodlands
• Provide management guidance and advice for deciding on appropriate management for different scenarios, to address a range of issues and threats
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