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Introduction

Photo of a group of students surveying a deer habitat

'Students Habitat Assessment' - (c) Glyn Satterley 2012, licensed to UHI

This unit will cover habitat classification and habitat impact assessment of some natural and semi-natural terrestrial habitats in Scotland.

An important part of land management is being able to describe and classify different habitat types to inform management decisions which support the sustainable use of our resources. Habitat classification can be carried out at different levels in terms of scale and detail on the species present. The following pages will take you through habitat classification at a broad scale i.e. equivalent to 2nd level habitat categories in Phase 1 Habitat Classification.