Welcome to the website of the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park (BIS). Through this website we aim to keep you up to date on the activities and work of BIS, including information on our services, data holdings, and eventually access to search the BIS database. It will act as local biological recording resource with news of local wildlife recording activities and linking to local and national recording websites. Please contact us if you have any comments or features you would like to see.

Grass ID field day

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:00

Monday 7th July 2014
Venue: c Llangorse Meadows TBA
Tutor: Dr Sarah Watson-Jones (FSC Grass ID tutor)
Cost £5 non-refundable booking fee £5 course fee (Closing date 2nd July)

BIS Recorders Forum 2014

Event Date and Time: 
Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:00

BIS  would like to invite recorders and interested parties from Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park area to the 2014 Recorders Forum.

This event is being organised by the Biodiversity Information Service to give local recorders an opportunity to get together, exchange information, share views and for BIS and local wildlife organisations to provide recent updates and discussion for recorders.

BIS Sedge ID field day

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:00

Wednesday 25th June, 10am – 4pm.
Venue: Montgomeryshire TBA
Tutor: Dr Kate Thorne (BSBI County Recorder)
Cost £5 non-refundable booking fee (Closing date 20th June)

BIS Phase 1 Habitat Survey Training

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 21/05/2014 - 10:00

Indoor and outdoor practical workshop on identifying and mapping habitats for Phase 1 surveys. This workshop will help beginners and ecologists new to Phase 1 habitat survey. This is a hands-on practical course learning in the field how to decide and map correct habitats, boundary features and produce field maps.
Phase 1 is an essential skill for all ecologists.
Wednesday 21st May 10am – 4pm
Venue: BIS, Unit 4, 6 The Bulwark, Brecon LD3 7LB
Tutor: Phil Ward

Nature's Calendar Dates 2014

Links to national events in 2014. Compiled by WBP. Dowload  pdf below

LRC Wales Data Access Tool (DAT). What wildlife has been recorded in your area?

Over the last year BIS has been developing an on-line service to allow public and partner access to the wildlife records held at BIS. We are now ready to allow public access for testing.

BIS Recorders newsletter Autumn 2013

The latest newsletter can now be downloaded here or viewed on ISSU.

Managers Report to BIS Members 2012-13

The Managers report for the financial year 2012-13 was presented at the AGM on the 14th November 2013.

It can now be downloaded here.

LRC Wales Biodiversity Data Audit July 2013

In June, Alun Davies, WG Minister for Food and Natural Resources made a Statement on the ‘The Pollinator Action Plan and State of Nature Report’ and said: “As a first step we need to improve the robustness of our Welsh data. We will, therefore, produce an audit of the data we have available in Wales to start working towards benchmarking our progress...”