Protected Sites

Throughout the UK, it is possible to designate a site due to the presence of particular fungi.  These sites are SSSIs in Great Britain and ASSIs in Northern Ireland.  Guidelines for the selection of SSSIs are available.
Once a site has been designated for a feature, that feature will be monitored.  Guidelines for monitoring sites for lichen features have been produced.  There are no guidelines for monitoring non-lichenised fungi features, as these sites are too few and diverse to warrant the development of Common Standards.  The results of the monitoring are also available.