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More Countryside Survey datasets available

February 2014

A series of Countryside Survey datasets have been deposited with the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC) at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. They include datasets on National estimates of habitat extent, National estimates of species extent and ITE Land Classifications.

These datasets are accessible via the CEH Information Gateway ( and are fully citable. They have been assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

Distribution of Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) across GB using Countryside Survey data

December 2012

This report has been produced in response to the ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) outbreak to summarise the available data on ash (Fraxinus excelsior) distribution across Great Britain using Countryside Survey data. This report is complementary to the Forestry Commission report ‘Preliminary estimates of broadleaved species in British Woodlands’  (

Countryside Survey – Integrated Assessment report published

October 2010

The Countryside Survey (CS) Integrated Assessment report will be published on 27th October 2010. The analysis in the report uses CS data to investigate the ecosystem services provided by the countryside. This work was led by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) working with colleagues from CS partner organisations.

The UK’s new Land Cover Map - now available

July 2011

LCM2007 - the UK’s new Land Cover Map released today (Wednesday 6 July) provides a continuous coverage of habitat distributions across the UK with improved geometric and thematic resolution. The release of the data is accompanied by the publication of a Final Report for LCM2007 which provides detailed information on how LCM2007 was developed and the different products available.