These SNA profiles are subject to revision by partners as delivery progresses and better information is obtained. The profiles are designed to give a flavour of the nature conservation interest within the SNAs but they are not comprehensive records of that interest. Lack of reference to a habitat, species or feature should not be taken as proof that it is not present within the SNA.
The Strategic Nature Areas (SNAs) of the Gloucestershire Nature Map
identify landscape-scale areas where there is opportunity for both the maintenance and, crucially, the restoration/expansion of Priority Habitat. As such, they collectively represent an extremely useful aid to targeting nature conservation action, e.g. within Nature Improvement Areas
However, they are essentially just lines on a map with the primary habitat highlighted. To fulfil the potential of the Gloucestershire Nature Map people and organisations require information on SNAs to guide the delivery of sustainable land management, nature conservation projects, agri-environment and forestry schemes, Green Infrastructure planning, the location of new developments and so on.