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Increasing upland representation in Countryside Survey 2000 - BD1903

Countryside Survey 2000 will report on country units using only samples from within the country concerned (in contrast to CS1990 where ITE Land Class means were used to make country estimates, irrespective of the country location of the sample 1 km squares in the class). The CS1990 sample has too few samples in the uplands of England (and, to a lesser extent, Wales) to make statistically robust estimates of land cover and landscape features in these areas. An increase of c. 25 squares will improve estimates for most features.
Overall objective: to ensure that CS2000 provides reliable information about upland Broad Habitats and landscape features in England and Wales and to establish a baseline for independent estimates of the stock of these features for England and Wales and, as part of this, to provide information about the ecological characteristics of the uplands as a whole in order to provide a context for site, habitat or scheme specific monitoring exercises and, specifically:

1. to agree a finalised sampling strategy with the Ministry (by mid May 1998).

2. to survey 25 additional upland squares within the Countryside Survey 2000 field survey (by October 1998).

3. to analyse the data to give information about the current extent and distribution of the upland habitats in England and Wales and in major regions of each country (by October 1999).

4. to report the results to the Ministry (by June 2001).
Project Documents
• Final Report : Increasing upland representation in Countryside Survey 2000   (237k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2000

Cost: £152,192
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council
Fields of Study
Environmental Stewardship