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Epping Forest

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Introduction

Why are you visiting Epping Forest? What is the aim and purpose? The aim and purpose of this is to investigate the impact of recreation, tourism and management. Also to go to 2-3 sites and look out for the differences and similarities between the sites. The two sites we went to are pillow mounds and rushey plain. A pillow mound was more accessible then rushey plain nevertheless rushey plain did have more spatial area. Epping forest is important because it is a SSSI. If you look around the area there is nothing but greenery this is what attracts people to visit the place. The other advantage is that there are a lot of accesses in the forest e.g. roads and motorways that help tourists reach to the forest. When we got to the forest we split up into our classes and went to a classroom to learn about the forest there was a worker there to help us go through everything. We talked about what attracts people to the forest and the trees and grass also the history of the forest and who stayed at the forest to hunt. After all the information we went to the first site, which was pillow mounds. As we walked there we saw trees and ponds. When we got there we had to measure the tree height and see what we get. We headed back to the classroom to see what results we got for pillow mounds. Then we started talking about rushey plain. We went to rushey plain and went to check out the gully measurements. The top, middle and bottom gully. We experienced that there wasn't a lot of trampling and that it was a good place. A few minutes later I had to do a traffic count to see how many cars past the road in 5 minutes the traffic count came up to 12 cars which was satisfactory. ...read more.

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There were a few places were people didn't walk on. Hypothesis 4- The tallest plant in pillow mounds Questions Data required Experiment used Equipment used Problems Solutions The tallest plant in Pillow mounds Look at the ground to see any tall plants Use the quadrat on the places you can see tall plants occurring Quadrat Most places were trampled on so we couldn't find the place to put the quadrat. There were a few places were people didn't walk on. Hypothesis 5- There will be loads of leaf litter at rushey plain Questions Data required Experiment used Equipment used Problems Solutions The amount of leaf litter in rushey plain Look at a section were you think there is lots of leaf litter Place the quadrate to see whether there is leaf litter in that area. Quadrate There weren't much leaf litter around rushey plain We found an area with leaf litter 18 Hypothesis 6 - there will be loads of bare ground in pillow mounds Question Data required Experiment used Equipment used Problems Solutions Amount of bare ground in pillow mounds To see if there is bare any where in a particular area Use the quadrat to see whether you could find any bare ground Quadrat - There were loads of places with bare ground 19 There was a problem with rain and even if it wasn't raining it was very cloudy. The other problem was that we didn't have time and we had to rush to the site to the study centre and finish there to go to the next site. So if we missed bits out of writing it was the rush we had to go through. However we did eventually gathered all the information needed in the classroom from our group members. To improve our coursework we should of got photos of the Epping Forest and people doing the experiment. 20 Presentation Graphs Justification Bar Chart There are different types of bars charts. ...read more.

Conclusion

If they fix it up a bit then more people would come and visit the site and it would be a healthier place to visit. This coursework linked to the other areas because Epping Forest and the other areas look very similar and it's kind of related to the same work we are doing on Epping Forest. 31 Top Width Depth 1. 80cm 2. 33cm 3. 63cm Middle Width 1. 34cm Depth 2. 33cm 3. 12cm Bottom Width 1. 2.89cm Depth 2. 17cm 3. 46cm 32 Pillow Mounds Location (10/9) (16/2) (15/0) (6/7) (1/2) (18/5) (8/12) (3/9) (14/15) (5/9) Species Fine Grass 90% 92% 65% 41% 0% 60% 0% 0% 0% 35% Broad Leaf Grass 0% 0% 0% 0% 94% 40% 80% 5% 0% 0% Moss 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 60% 0% Leaf Litter 10% 8% 35% 59% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Bare Ground 0% 35% 0% 0% 6% 0% 20% 95% 40% 0% Bracken 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 65% Bramble 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Young Tree 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Soil compaction 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 Tallest plant 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.05 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.01 Trampling Scale 3 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 6 6 33 Rushey Plain Location 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 Species Fine Grass 30% 60% 41% 63% 92% 83% 73% 44% 68% 70% Broad Leaf 20% 40% 49% 37% 8% 17% 25% 51% 31% 28% Moss 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% Leaf Litter 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% Exposed Ground 50% 0% 10% 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 0% 0% Bracken 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Bramble 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Young Tree 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Soil Compaction Tallest Plant Trampling Scale 34 7 ...read more.

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