LAND360 Scoring+

LAND360 Scoring+

A step on from LAND360's Mapping+, our Scoring+ package uses established methods to refine the evaluation of identified natural capital, providing tangible insights that enable sustainable land management decisions. 

THE SCORING+ PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Support from ecologists and environmental scientists, often with an on-site visit to validate identified natural capital assets, deliver habitat condition assessments and soil sampling, and highlight further opportunities for alternative land management options
  • Detailed parcel level quantification of biodiversity units based on the Defra/Natural England Biodiversity Net Gain Metric
  • Updated carbon storage maps based on soil sampling
  • Identifying opportunities for increasing carbon and biodiversity value of the land.


Utilising a baseline map of your land, Fera’s Land Management team provides validation of your identified natural capital and its potential value. Our experts will enhance the biodiversity and carbon mapping produced in Mapping+ by running the Defra/Natural England Biodiversity Net Gain Metric using information from field observations of habitat condition and updating standardised habitat carbon values based on soil carbon measurements and species composition of the vegetation.

Through site visits, our ecologists can conduct more detailed validation, condition assessments of habitat and feature quality and an opportunity to highlight further opportunities. Site visits can confirm or further define habitat classification which is particularly important for many habitats of high conservation status. The site visit provides the opportunity to refine estimates of biodiversity units and carbon density and flux mapping, to better reflect the value of your natural capital. 

A range of condition variables will be measured and used to update and refine the calculation of biodiversity units and soil surveys will update carbon scores to provide a better understanding of your natural capital assets.

FUTURE-PROOF YOUR LAND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

These activities will produce a bespoke estate and individual parcel level score, providing individual biodiversity net gain and carbon storage values for your land, classified by habitat or feature and quantifying the value of your natural capital.  These values and scores will be provided to you as a combination of easily comprehensible maps and reports.  These data can then be used to underpin future land management decisions based on how your natural capital scores may be affected.

MEET FERA'S LAND360 TEAM

LAND360 IN ACTION: CASTLE HOWARD IS EMBARKING ON A JOURNEY TO TRULY UNDERSTAND THE STATUS AND POTENTIAL OF NATRUAL CAPITAL ACROSS ITS ESTATE 


WHAT MAKES LAND360 DIFFERENT?

LED BY SCIENCE

LAND360 provides tangible results through the interpretation of data and use of scientific insight.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

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.

ENQUIRE ABOUT LAND360

Submit your details via our enquiry form and one of our LAND360 experts will be in touch to discuss your requirements.



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