Local wildlife sites

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s) are crucially important to nature conservation and represent England’s prime wildlife areas.  There are currently 38 SSSI’s in West Lindsey.

Local Wildlife Sites are defined areas identified and selected locally for their substantive nature conservation value.  We have to create and maintain a diverse and resilient countryside … it isn’t enough to simply protect a few jewels in the crown.

Sites of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI’s), and Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) are also important.  Local Wildlife Sites have many other key functions.  They play a crucial part in the natural processes that maintain, air, soil and water quality and that reduce the effects of flooding and pollution.  They represent local character and distinctiveness and symbolise the best of our countryside and urban green spaces.