WHAT IS LAND360?
LAND360 is Fera’s natural capital assessment service.
Combining data and science, LAND360 accurately measures, and maps existing land habitat features and models biodiversity offerings to help farmers, landowners, estate managers and housing developers make informed land use decisions.
WHO IS LAND360 FOR?
With the introduction of the Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMs) and the drive to manage land in a way that recognises ‘public money for public goods’, understanding the extent of natural capital available across a farm or certain area of land is going to become increasingly important.
With Fera’s R&D expertise and scientific knowledge, we’ve created a reliable service capable of measuring, monitoring and assessing natural capital that estate managers and owners can use to create this necessary baseline.
As well as continuing to produce sufficient, high-quality food, farmers and landowners are being encouraged to deliver a range of environmental benefits. These include clean water, improved water quality, wildlife habitats and carbon sequestration.
Taking measures to understand the natural capital your land has offers a chance to identify its true value, and introduce measures that will ultimately enhance it.
FOR HOUSING DEVELOPERS
Developing and delivering frameworks that support the creation of sustainable communities and living environments is already hugely important to house builders. With new legislation coming into play from January 2024, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) will play an even greater role in sustainable developments.
At Fera Science, we understand the importance of science in helping house builders meet sustainability, BNG, and carbon reduction targets. Our team of experts can provide a range of services to support developers in their efforts to enhance nature and biodiversity.
MEET THE LAND360 TEAM
Whether you're seeking comprehensive baseline information on natural capital or the provision of land management options to support future revenue streams, LAND360 has three packages designed to support farmers, landowners, and land agents when making sustainable land use decisions for the future.
A comprehensive baseline mapping service that provides a robust foundation for strategic land management planning and provides the data to make informed decisions.
A step on from LAND360 Mapping+, this package uses proven methods to quantify natural capital providing tangible insights that encourage sustainable land management decisions.
LAND360 Ecosystem+ is a service whereby land use proposals are developed in conjunction with land management decision makers, stakeholders, and Fera scientists to identify opportunities for future revenue streams. This is based on a detailed analysis gathered on available natural capital and business performance.
LAND360 IN ACTION
Find out how Estate businesses have used LAND360 to support their future land management decisions.
CASTLE HOWARD ESTATE
Castle Howard Estate in Yorkshire is working with Fera Science’s LAND360 team to map out the biodiversity and carbon footprint of the 9,000-acre (3,520ha) mixed-use estate, consisting of farmland, woodland and parkland.
By using science and data to create a natural capital baseline, the LAND360 team at Fera is helping one Suffolk estate continue its journey towards driving long-term environmental sustainability and profitability.
Our LAND360 Blog
Discover further LAND360 insights and resources to help you identify tangible natural capital and biodiversity opportunities on your land.
WHAT MAKES LAND360 DIFFERENT?
LED BY SCIENCE
LAND360 provides tangible results through the interpretation of data and use of scientific insight.
From economists to ecologists, agronomists to scientists, Fera has a wealth of independent expertise and experience to inform recommendations for land management decisions.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Research teams at Fera have a long track record of supporting government & policy, practitioners and land managers in monitoring & evaluating agri-environment schemes designed to support environmental sustainability.
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