Natural England Logo
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
 
SSSI unit information
 
Peninnis Head (St. Mary's) - Unit 1
 

Go back View Map
 
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.
 
 
Copyright    Privacy    Freedom of information    Directgov