Surveys and monitoring

The HLS scheme includes a programme of specialist species and habitat surveys and monitoring.

We carry out surveys and monitoring to assess and report on the condition of important New Forest habitats and species.

These include breeding population surveys of protected birds like woodlark, nightjar and Dartford warbler.

Surveys also target rare wildlife that has long since disappeared from other parts of England, such as the tadpole shrimp, southern damselfly and large marsh grasshopper.

We also carry out surveys and monitoring to assess the effectiveness of restoration programmes.

Use the links on this page to explore our survey and monitoring work.