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Herts Environmental Records Centre

Summary

HERC collects processes and disseminates information on the species, habitats and sites of Hertfordshire; It maintains an up to date inventory of sites of biological interest; It encourages and co-ordinates biological recording in the County; It uses the data to help conserve wildlife and enhance further understanding of the environment.

Contact details

Ian Carle
enquiries@hercinfo.org.uk

Herts Environmental Records Centre (HERC) Grebe House St Michael's Street St Albans

www.hercinfo.org.uk

Datasets Herts Environmental Records Centre has provided

Species datasets

TitleDescription
HERC - Hertfordshire Grasslands Survey 1985 -1989Records gathered as part of a phase one survey carried out by the South Herts Environmental Records Centre. Mainly records for higher plants but other taxa have been recorded too. Records were made as part of a very quick visit to grassland sites in Hertfordshire carried out between March and October.
HERC General Records 2001+This dataset comprises species records with a sample/sighting date after 1st January, 2001, as received and collated by the Herts Environmental Records Centre (HERC). Zero abundance records are not included. Some records are only available at a lower resolution, e.g. tetrad records (2km x 2km).
HERC General Records pre 2001This dataset comprises species records with a sample/sighting date earlier than 1st January, 2001, as received and collated by the Herts Environmental Records Centre (HERC). Zero abundance records are not included. Some records are only available at a lower resolution, e.g. tetrad records (2km x 2km).
Hertfordshire Local Wildlife Site SurveysMainly records of vascular plants gathered as part of the Wildlife Sites survey programme. This dataset includes all records generated by the surveys including those from sites that may have been denotified, not selected or recognised as potential Wildlife Site.
Hertfordshire Otter Records 2002 -Records from various sources at various locations.
HMWT - Water Vole ProjectWater vole monitoring project. Volunteer surveyors visiting stretches of water course to look for signs of water vole. Notes were also kept 2012 onwards of invasive plants. Records are for the central point of the stretch of waterway monitored and the total length is mentioned in the record comment field.
HNHS -Bird Club Records 2011 - 2014Records submitted through the HNHS Bird Club website for 2011 and 2014. The records have been used to produce the annual bird report for Hertfordshire, and have been checked by the Bird Club rarieties committee where necessary. The records have been allocated to one of the sites on the Bird Club gazetteer of sites so may not reflect the exact location of where the bird was observed.