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93 Water Lane
13 June 2008
Data enquiry for Carrutherstown area
As you requested, I have carried out a data search for species
records held by the Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources
Centre which fall within the study site. The study site was defined
as using the map provided and a buffer of 1km added as requested.
Information on these species records, along with maps showing broad
habitat types/protected sites etc. for the area, have been sent by
email. A copy of the Local Wildlife Site report for Kelhead Flow
accompanies this letter.
As you will be aware from the metadata provided previously, and
given that the Centre is still in its infancy, our records at
present are still incomplete for many species and species groups.
We have very little information, for example, on Badgers,
birds and bats. I would therefore recommend you contact other
people to find out further information, in particular the local SNH
office who you have no doubt already been in touch with. The
County Bird Recorder (Paul Collin) and Pete Dale (representative
for local badger group) may also be useful contacts.
Please note that release of these data is in accordance with the
terms and conditions of data release included with the Data Enquiry
Form, and that permission to use the data expires after six
Finally, the Environmental Resources Centre would be very
pleased to receive copies of any reports/records resultant from
your any fieldwork undertaken part of this project when these are
publicly available (as is outlined in the IEEM best practice
guidelines) to enable this information to be made readily available
for other purposes such as updating the Local Biodiversity Action
Plan. Due to its large size and small population, Dumfries
and Galloway suffers from under-recording of many species and
the information from such studies can be valuable in helping with
local atlas work etc. I hope you and your client will be
able to contribute information to the Centre.
An invoice will be sent out shortly. Please do not hesitate to
contact me if you require any further information.