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Hedges support animals by providing them with food, shelter and importantly help the spread of species by creating wildlife corridors. Volunteers will be able to choose a kilometre square in the SACWG area, record and classify hedges using public footpaths and lanes.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that 50% of the UK’s hedgerows have been lost since 1945. Mapping the location of local native species-rich hedgerows is very useful to inform the conservation of these habitats. Participating members receive training to help them survey and map these habitats and the wildlife they support.
If you are a current hedgerow & verge surveyor and would like to submit your observations online, please complete the form below.
Hedge & Verge survey data
Data input form
Please complete this form for each hedge you survey. This ensures that you submit your data to the survey managers.
Grid reference instructions
Visit https://www.bnhs.co.uk/2019/technology/grabagridref/gagr.php#map to obtain a grid reference. 1) Use the purple ‘go to’ box to find your area. 2) Click ‘ get the marker’ box. 3) Move the red marker to the hedge location on the aerial photo 4) Tick the 10m square (red) box for your grid reference.
The A and B code used to indicate the structure of the hedge, presence of gaps and mature trees