The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is a new habitat-based plant monitoring scheme designed by BSBI, CEH, Plantlife and JNCC. The aim is to collect data to provide an annual indication of changes in plant abundance and diversity.
This scheme is a partnership between Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI); JNCC; Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Plantlife and is backed by the government. The scheme recruits and supports volunteers to survey 5 plots in a kilometre square close to where they live. The plots are surveyed twice a year.
The scheme is in its 3rd year with 1100 volunteers and 20 NPMS mentors up and down the country taking part.
NPMS still require volunteers to survey plots, particularly in remote areas, if you would like to get involved with the scheme you can access information from their website http://www.npms.org.uk/