Portland Cliffs, Dorset
Portland’s limestone grassland and rock outcrops are home to a fantastic range of wild flora.
Over 220 lichen species have been found here, including four that occur nowhere else in Britain.
However, a creeping garden escapee - cotoneaster - had begun to smother them. Worst hit were the intricate lichens, liverworts and mosses that cloak the rocks and ground and give Portland its international importance.
- Remove the invasive cotonaster.
- Restore the natural mosaic of limestone grassland and open rocky slopes.
- Allow the unique flora of Portland - and the wildlife it supports - to flourish again.
Who did we work with?
- SITA Trust (funder)
- Dorset Wildlife Trust
- HM Young Offenders Institute Portland
- Wild About Weymouth & Portland
- Portland Stone Firms (landowner)