List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hertfordshire


List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hertfordshire

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Hertfordshire, a county in Eastern England. In terms of size, the region reaches from Norfolk in the north, to Thurrock in the extreme south, [cite web|url=http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/images/map/old/EoE.gif|title=Map of Eastern England|publisher=Natural England|accessdate=2008-02-21] and almost two-thirds of the county is rural. [cite web|url=http://www.hertsdirect.org/libsleisure/aboutherts/geoghert/|title=Hertfordshire geography|publisher=Hertfordshire Tourism Board|accessdate=2008-03-24|date=2008] Hertfordshire itself, however, has a population of 1,058,600 within an area of convert|1634|km2|acre|1|lk=on|abbr=on, making it the 16th largest cermeonial county in the United Kingdom.cite web | title = T 08: Selected age groups for local authorities in the United Kingdom; estimated resident population; Mid-2006 Population Estimates | publisher = Office for National Statistics | date = August 22, 2007| url = http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=9664&More=Y | accessdate = 2008-02-21]
As of 2008, there are 43 sites designated within this Area of Search, 28 of which have been designated for their biological interest, six for their geological interest, and nine for both biological and geological interest. [cite web | title=SSSIs in Hertfordshire | work=English Nature | url=http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/sssi/searchresults.cfm?sssi_name=&frmcounty=1021| accessdate=2008-02-21] In England, the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses sites because of their flora, fauna, geological or physiographical features. [cite web | title=Notification of SSSIs | work=English Nature | url=http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/sssi/notification.cfm | accessdate=2008-02-21] Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI."Natural England" citation sheets for each SSSI. Retrieved on 2008-02-26. (PDF files).

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*List of SSSIs by Area of Search

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:note label|Area|A|A Data rounded to one decimal place.:note label|Grid reference|B|B Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.cite web | title=Guide to National Grid | work=Ordnance Survey | url=http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/help.html#gridref | accessdate=2008-02-21] :note label|Grid reference|C|C Those SSSIs with more than one OS grid reference are composed of multiple sections, separated by non-SSSI land.:note label|Year in which notified|D|D Site notification consists of designating a site as an SSSI and consulting with the owner(s). This list uses the date notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.:note label|Map|E|E Link to maps using the "Nature on the Map" service provided by "Natural England".

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