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Title: Creation of Natural Assets Registers Using River Habitat Surveys
Author: K Cooper
Author: J Barlow
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1179, Representation ID: 365, Object ID: 2399
The aim of this R&D project is to investigate the implementation of the River Habitat Survey (RHS) as a core activity to be included in Local Environment Agency Plans (LEAPs), through the creation of local ‘Natural Assets Registers’. The aims of LEAPs are to help identify, assess and solve local environmental issues. It is felt that RHS could be a useful tool to co-ordinate functional issues and propose a strategy for dealing with identified pressures, in the context of the wider catchment. RHS and Geomorphological surveys were undertaken on a variety of river catchments. The data from each catchment were analysed and evaluated in terms of habitat quality and degree of modification. This report summarises the findings of eight catchment reports, and draws together the specific information that would be most relevant to LEAPs. Recommendations are made as to best practice for using RHS data in LEAP reporting.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: RiversCatchment basinsRiver habitat surveyEcotypesHabitat assessment
Extent: 39
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