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Title: River landscape assessment : methods and procedures
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
This handbook describes, for both surveyors and survey supervisors, the basic technique for a standard landscape assessment of river corridors and their surrounding areas. It provides the framework for a consistent national approach to gathering, recording and analysing information. This framework provides the basis for landscape assessment required by the NRA. However, it is essential that the precise objectives of landscape assessment are clearly identified prior to survey work being undertaken or commissioned so that the relevant level of detail is obtained and analysed. Broad landscape context can be provided by strategic assessment, with more site-specific detail being obtained when necessary. Indeed, in this respect broad background information can be obtained from maps and where applicable, vertical and oblique aerial photographs. This handbook has been produced on the basis of an RanD project River Landscape Methodology (National Rivers Authority, 1992). A glossary of terms used in this handbook appears as Section 9.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: River corridor surveysGuidelinesMethodologyLandscape conservationRiversSurvey methodsEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 35; + appendices
Total file downloads: 278

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