HABITATS: General information about the Phase 1 classification of habitat types found in Dorset:

  • List of primary habitats with a brief description
  • The sites where the habitat type occurs in Dorset
  • Species that are indicators of each habitat type and others often associated with it


HABITATS OVERVIEW: The Phase 1 Habitat Classification system starts by grouping the various habitat types at their highest level into nine distinct types. These are shown in the grid below - click/tap on any photo to move down to the next level.