One Site, One Plan. Integrated Conservation Management.
Dutch and UK national conservation organisations have been working closely together on a new approach to the management of conservation sites.
It is adaptive and integrates planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
It is scalable, integrating the management of individual sites with the management of site networks;
It harmonises conflicting interests by integrating all land interests into a single, dynamic site plan;
It is software supported, integrating mapping, data and documents to create a one-stop information system;
It shares learning enabling organisations to integrate information from other sites and into their site management.
The new approach has been adopted on over 1,000 sites managed by public and charitable sector organisations. This conference is the opportunity to hear from fellow site managers the benefits and challenges of this evolving approach and share your own experiences in preparing and delivering adaptive site plans.
In this conference, we have presentations from practitioners, a choice of workshops and site visits to see how it works in the field on Natura 2000 and other sites. Above all, we design this conference for delegates to share their ‘real-world’ practical experiences (the good and the bad) of adaptive management so you can take home new ideas for your own organisations and for your own sites.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in how we achieve better conservation outcomes through better planning and better management, but in particular: site managers, site planners, responsible conservation staff members, habitat and species surveyors, information management specialists and ICT managers.