Louth Wetland Survey 2012 Reveals Exciting Wetlands

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The aim of the Louth Wetland Survey II was to identify all remaining wetlands within the county, outside of those identified during the initial Louth Wetland Identification Survey 2011.

The 2012 project involved three main elements:

·       a desktop literature review to identify all known wetlands in county Louth and gather background data on those sites identified;

·       a desktop analysis of aerial photography and other GIS datasets to identify and map potential wetlands which had not been previously reported;

·       a field survey of 90 potential freshwater wetlands identified during the desktop studies aimed at determining the ecological characteristics and conservation value of these sites.

This report presents a summary of the results of the 2012 study and includes detailed site descriptions and habitat maps for the 90 wetlands surveyed. The information gathered during both the desktop study and field survey are recorded in a revised Louth Wetland Survey Database and associated Lough Wetland Map GIS.

The reports can be downloaded from the Projects page (see link above).

© Peter Foss 2012