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Environment Agency Floodplain woodland maps

Environment Agency

The aim of this project was to map all of the woodland and wet woodland resource in Devon.  Wet woodland is a BAP priority habitat, and is an important habitat for several priority species.  Conserving areas of wet woodland and riparian woodland can help to improve water quality and reduce flood risk.

Mapping the woodland resource involved combining different datasets, to create an overall woodland layer.  Wet woodlands were identified, as well as woodland within 500m of rivers, woodland within flood zones and woodland within catchment management plans. 

A further phase used aerial photo interpretation to map extra woodland resource in selected catchments.floodplainwoodlandAPI

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