St. Enodoc Golf Club - Scrub Clearance in the SSSI area of the Rock Dunes

Scrub Clearance in the SSSI area of the Rock Dunes

Sand dunes are an important priority habitat. At Rock the dunes are compromised by scrub which has significantly increased over the past 20 years. Woody and non-native species have smothered the native vegetation leading to the loss of the dune habitat and preventing the site from functioning effectively as a dynamic dune system. Without active management, this site is at very high risk of losing the rare dune habitat and associated wildlife that makes this area so special. This includes plants such as Autumn Gentian, Pyramidal Orchid and Ivy Leaved Broomrape. Natural England is working with us to carry out this management and to monitor the site to ensure that the work is carried out sensitively and with due regard for the wildlife that the site currently supports.