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Reports

This page contains links to reports on matters such as survey and monitoring or open access software produced by or on behalf of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. A copy of these may be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link.


Vegetation Trend Analysis

Vegetation Trend Analysis (VTA) is an easy data-entry, open source tool that is designed to investigate the growth strategies and environmental preferences of sampled vegetation communities. It runs in Microsoft Excel (2007 and 2010).

Vegetation Trend Analysis


Vegetation Trend Analysis an Introduction

The paper introduces VTA software, describes how to use it and its potential uses in identifying differences between or changes to sampled vegetation.   VTA runs in ‘Microsoft Excel’ and you must have a copy loaded onto your computer to use it.

Vegetation Trend Analysis an Introduction


Assessing Grassland Recovery Following Scrub Clearance at Green Down – Interim Report 2016

The report investigates the recovery of limestone grassland following scrub clearance, its progress over two years and identifies potential management issues that could affect the progress of recovery.

Assessing Grassland Recovery Following Scrub Clearance at Green Down – Interim Report 2016


Assessing Grassland Recovery following scrub clearance at Draycott Sleights – Interim Report 2016

The report investigates the initial recovery of vegetation on species-rich limestone grassland following scrub clearance and identifies potential management issues that could affect the progress of recovery.

Assessing Grassland Recovery following scrub clearance at Draycott Sleights – Interim Report 2016


Monitoring and Surveilance Strategy - November 2015

A report to drive monitoring and surveillance work within Somerset Wildlife Trust, align with the Somerset Environmental Records Centre and specialist groups associated with Somerset Wildlife Trust and to share externally with others as appropriate.

Monitoring and Surveillance Strategy