CYNGOR CEFN GWLAD CYMRU COUNTRYSIDE COUNCIL FOR WALES

SITE OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST: MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

YNYS MON FFERAM-UCHAF

Date of Notification; 18 October 2001

Date of Confirmation: 13 June 2002

Site Area; 1.0 ha

Introduction;

This management statement contains CCW's opinion of the way in which the SSSI should be managed in order to maintain its special interest. It also provides a basis for future discussions and decisions on the conservation management of the SSSI. It is important that any works described in this statement are full} discussed with and formally consented by CCW, before any of these management activities are started.

The document sets out a vision for the features of interest; it describes the key issues affecting those features and outlines any management considered necessary to safeguard the features.

It is very important to recognise that management may need to change with time. Problems that we are aware of today may be resolved or completely removed and new unforeseen problems may arise. New improved management techniques may also become available. Consequently the management outlined in this document is considered appropriate for the short term but may need to change in the long term.

Features of Special Scientific Interest;

Important geological exposures of fossil-rich Ordovician rocks.

Long Term Vision for the Site and Features:

The exposures of Ordovician rocks should be maintained at least at current levels and ideally, by agreement with the landowner, parts of the disused quarry may be re-exposed. Fferam-uchaf will allow further study and research into the Ordovician geology of Anglesey.

Key Management Issues;

Visibility

Activities which obscure the rock faces, such as engineering work or dumping of earth, spoil or waste material, should be avoided.

Agricultural practices

Current agricultural practices, namely sheep grazing, does not affect the geological interest and should be maintained. Care must be taken that any changes in agricultural practice, for example, land reclamation schemes, afforestation or extraction of rock, does not affect the geological interest of the site.

Accessibility

The rock exposures should remain accessible allowing further research into the geology of Anglesey.