During Summer 2008 I carried out a study on Hartham Common, Hertford as my Dissertation for my degree. The results were passed to East Herts Council, who own the site, Countryside Management, who manage it, The Environment Agency and The Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust who will be working with the owners and managers to create a management plan. The results, I believe, confirm that the site is valuable for wildlife and people in the area and are hopefully going to be useful in preparing the management plan.
A copy of the original dissertation can be accessed here. The key diagrams are provided separately, the text provides references as necessary.
Dissertation copy CLICK HERE
Figure 2 River Features CLICK HERE
Figure 5 Tree Cover CLICK HERE
Figure 6 Bird Species CLICK HERE
Figure 7 Other Species CLICK HERE
Figure 9 Compound Diagram CLICK HERE
Water Vole monitoring
I will be monitoring Hartham Common for water woles for Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust! This is great news as the site was not originally on the list of sites to be monitored and this important step will hopefully help to support the possibility of managing the site for water voles
If you are interested in the Water Vole project, or the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, click here