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Peninnis Head (St. Mary's) - Unit 1

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Staff member responsible for SSSI unit: Julie Webber
Unit ID: 1010562
Unit area: 16 hectares
Main habitat: Dwarf shrub heath - lowland
Condition:   Unfavourable recovering
Latest assessment date: 03 December 2012
Condition assessment comment: The site has benefitted from the IoSWT HLS Agreement involving gorse and bracken control followed by limited grazing. These positive management activities have all led to an improvement in the nature conservation importance of the site and an increase in the areas of lowland heath. Some cleared areas are already beginning to revert back and if possible need to be subject to a more intensive grazing regime to make up for the previous decades of limited intervention. As with all Scilly Heathlands fails on too much rubus.
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