Understanding habitats and species cross-county is essential foundation to the design and delivery of Local Plan including landscape-scale strategies such as LCA, GBI and OSA. They more so usefully inform the emerging Herefordshire LNRS. This analysis collates the available biodiversity information around key local conservation priorities and issues. This approach builds on the 2009 biodiversity evidence, ‘Building Biodiversity’ alongside current GIS mapping and records for understanding ecological status, function and pressures at the County scale.