Monitoring heathland fires in Dorset.
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Monitoring heathland fires in Dorset. by J. S. Kirby

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Published by TERRA (Environmental Consultancy) in Scaldwell .
Written in English


  • Moors and heaths -- England -- Dorset -- Fires and fire prevention.,
  • Heathlands -- England -- Dorset -- Fires and fire prevention.

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Report to Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions, Wildlife and Countryside Directorate & English Nature.

StatementJ.S. Kirby & D.A.S. Tantram.
ContributionsTantram, D. A. S., TERRA (Environmental Consultancy), Great Britain. Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Wildlife and Countryside Directorate., English Nature.
The Physical Object
Pagination32 leaves ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18691505M

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Heath fires are at their most devastating during periods of hot and sunny weather when the grass and undergrowth is particularly dry. Fire can travel through gorse and dry undergrowth at astounding speed. Consequences of uncontrolled fires Uncontrolled fires threaten leisure activities such as camping and caravanning. But as well as being potentially fatal to humans, the fires.   Dorset Heaths is the best heathland in Britain, providing a unique environment which is home to a wide range of wildlife. These heath lands once . Heathland and Forest Fires; Heathland and Forest Fires. Dorset has many large areas of heathland and forests, which are vulnerable to wildfires. These can be started from extreme hot weather causing vegetation to dry out or as a result of human activity from carelessness or deliberate fire setting. Arson hasn't been ruled out on two separate heath fires in Dorset over the weekend. In the first blaze, Dorset Fire Service received more than 50 calls from members of the public to a heath fire.

  Devastated Studland heathland may take 30 years to recover from fire This article is more than 10 years old A year on from a huge blaze at the Dorset reserve, the National Trust says the return of.   Two fires have destroyed areas of heathland in south Dorset. The first fire in West Parley, near Bournemouth Airport, began on Sunday afternoon and destroyed 20 sq m ( sq ft) of heath. Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework SPD The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by BCP Council on 31 March and came into immediate effect. The SPD is accompanied by an Adoption Statement, a Reference List and a Consultation Report.. The SPD sets out a strategy under which planning applications for .   About eight hectares (20 acres) of heathland have been destroyed by fire in Dorset. At its height about 40 firefighters were on the scene tackling the flames, on land at East Stoke near Wareham.

  A healthland fire on the Studland peninsula in Dorset is now "under control", police have said. About firefighters in more than 28 fire engines were called to Studland Heath, near Poole, at about BST. Dorset Fire and Rescue said its crews had since surrounded the blaze, which had affected more than five hectares ( acres) of heathland. Monitoring Heathland Fires in Dorset DETR WACD - 2 - Phase 1 report, July Metadata tag Data source title Monitoring Heathland Fires in Dorset: Phase 1 Description Research Project report Author(s) Kirby, J.S & Tantram, D.A.S Date of publication July Commissioning organisation Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions WACD. Lowland heathland and heathland management and protection. Natural England uses cookies to make this site simpler. Find out more about how we use cookies. Monitoring Heathland fires in Dorset /09/ National SSSI Sample Survey of lowland heathland: ENRR /10/   The recent heath fires in Dorset have had a serious effect on rare wildlife and its habitats. Areas of heathland damaged by fire can take decades to recover. David Hodd from the National Trust, the owner of the heathland recently effected by fire at Studland, says the .