Kent Habitat Survey

The 2012 Kent Habitat Survey

Habitat surveys provide ecological information on habitat type and potential importance for nature conservation. The locations and extent of habitats are mapped to provide a clear spatial record that can inform land use, planning and management decisions. The 2012 Kent Habitat Survey (including Medway Unitary Authority) is comprehensive and records all habitats in the county. Of particular interest for this survey is the recording of semi-natural habitats, for example semi- or unimproved grasslands, and especially those that have high natural heritage value, such as heathland and acid or chalk grassland.

Kent Habitat Survey was part of the European Interreg IV 2-Seas project Assessing Regional Changes in Habitat (ARCH) Project. The Project was a Kent Biodiversity Partnership initiative led by Kent County Council in collaboration with the Conseil Regional of Nord-Pas de Calais and the Conservatoire Botanique National de Bailleul.

 The full report can be accessed through the ARCH website.