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Action Plan:  Species
Ground Nesting Solitary Bees and Wasps
UK Lead Organisation:
County Lead Organisation:
  • Maintain all sites that support important populations of ground nesting solitary bees and wasps in a favourable condition.
  • Where appropriate, increase current important populations of solitary bees and wasps through site enhancement.

  • Ensure that important bare ground sites are safeguarded during reclamation, improvement and development schemes. (SWT) 
  • Ensure appropriate sites containing populations of this species meeting the SSSI criteria are designated. (EN)
  • Ensure any examples of sites containing populations of this species and that meet the required criteria are given SBI status. (SBI Grading Committee)
  • A number of sites of interest for solitary bees and wasps have been identified on some Staffordshire heathlands. These are classified as SSSIs or SBIs and receive some protection.
  • Invertebrate Criteria have been worked out to include these species into the Sites of Biological Importance (SBI) series.  
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
  • Seek to ensure that all 'key sites' for solitary bees and wasps have appropriate ongoing management. (SWMHP and other Landowners)
  • Monitor 'key sites' within the County by assessing the amount and quality of bare ground and associated forage habitat every five years. (SWT)
  • Add all known sites onto the Invertebrate Sites Register. (SER, NE)
  • Notify organisations which may have a potential impact on these species e.g. sand quarrying companies and other landowners. (SWT)
  • Ensure policy makers are aware of the need to retain areas of suitable bare ground. (SWT)
  • Increase species awareness for the public and landowners through education, promotion and events. (SWT)
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