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Economic Evaluation of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme - ER02036

MAFF took over the administration of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme in April 1996 from the Countryside Commission, which had managed it as a pilot scheme since it was established in 1991. The objectives of the Scheme embrace the conservation and enhancement of important English landscapes (outside the ESAs) for their scenic beauty, wildlife habitats, history and archaeology and the provision of opportunities for people to enjoy the countryside. The Scheme, which operates only in England, encourages farmers and land managers to enter 10 year management agreements so as to sustain the beauty and diversity of the landscape, improve and extend wildlife habitats, create new habitats and landscapes and improve countryside access. Significant areas of important landscape types have been conserved or enhanced under the Scheme.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Economic Evaluation of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme   (20k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2000

Cost: £49,550
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Gloucestershire
Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS)              
Economic Policy Evaluation