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Environmental Evidence Reviews (Westcountry Rivers Trust)

 

In 2013, Westcountry Rivers Trust developed a methodology for undertaking stakeholder-led spatial visualisation of ecosystem services provisioning areas across a catchment landscape. Since then, the process has been carried out for numerous river catchment partnerships across the UK. During this participatory process, stakeholders and technical specialists work with a broker/facilitator to collate and scrutinise all of the data and evidence relating to environmental infrastructure and ecosystem services provision for their area of interest. Once the evidence has been evaluated, the partnership then works to develop a series of conceptual models or ‘rules’ that can be used to define areas of the catchment most likely to play a critical role in the provision of the different ecosystem services singly or in combination. These priority areas are locations where a programme of measures may realise the greatest enhancement in the provision of multiple ecosystem services.

 

Fundamentally this is a data visualisation and evidence exploration exercise that facilitates the development of a shared vision and language within a catchment group.

 

Links/resources:

Examples of Evidence Reviews – http://issuu.com/westcountryriverstrust