Tracking the Impact - results from our plant surveys

Tracking the Impact – results from our plant surveys

The results so far from Tracking the Impact – our landscape-scale wildlife surveying programme

We have seen some incredible results so far – in the first four years of the project, our team of volunteers has helped reach 73% coverage of our project area, and has amassed more than 20,000 records!

All of the records for the survey squares have been entered onto our online interactive maps, so you can see for yourself what birds, butterfly and plants have been recorded and where. The following map shows all the results for our plant surveys, which are fed into the National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS).

Since 2020:

  • 43/72 1km squares have been surveyed for plants
  • 361 plant species have been recorded
  • 5,802 records have been submitted

To discover more about our data, take a look at the records on the map! To use the map:

  • Zoom in and out of the project area using your mouse on a desktop or pinch and zoom on a mobile device.
  • Click on a highlighted square to show the records for that 1km survey square.
  • Filter the records using the menu to the side of the map; toggle the buttons on and off for the data from the year or years you wish to view.
  • Use the menu on the side of the map to swap between street map and satellite view.

Results from our plant surveys

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Get involved!

Do you want to help us to collect more records and learn about birds, butterflies and plants in the Chilterns at the same time? Join our Tracking the Impact volunteer team and get outdoors looking for local wildlife!

We welcome experts and newcomers alike – you will get full training in species ID and survey methods, and you will be part of a wide community of people with similar interests. Click the link below to find out more!

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Passionate about wildlife? We need your help! Interested in starting a community garden or heritage project? We could help you! Learn more about our volunteering and training opportunities.
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