Archive of: Landscape Innovation

  • Ground breaking decision for British beavers

    06 August 2020

    Ground breaking decision for British beavers

    After years of uncertainty, the Government has announced their ground breaking decision to allow England’s first wild breeding population of beavers to stay in their Devon home.

     
  • Is it as simple as planting trees to reduce flood risk?

    28 February 2020

    Is it as simple as planting trees to reduce flood risk?

    We have seen widespread calls for increased tree planting, primarily in tackling climate change, Sam Buckland from Sussex Flow Initiative looks at the issues.

     
  • The subtle makings of a wild place

    16 February 2020

    The subtle makings of a wild place

    The natural world is a subtle place, pulsing with intricacies and symbioses - often ignored or misunderstood by us. What does it mean to be natural or wild?

     
  • Vision, Action, Partnership: Reflections on the Landscape Innovation Conference

    12 February 2020

    Vision, Action, Partnership: Reflections on the Landscape Innovation Conference

    Dr Chris Sandom was really excited to be invited by Fran Southgate from the Sussex Wildlife Trust to help organise and host the Landscape Innovation Conference. Now the conference is complete Chris wanted to share a few thoughts.

     
  • How to use 'Regenerative Agriculture' to increase soil carbon

    04 February 2020

    How to use 'Regenerative Agriculture' to increase soil carbon

    A livestock farmer from East Sussex blogs about how regenerative farming can improve soil health

     
  • Beaver back in Sussex

    03 February 2020

    Beaver back in Sussex

    After an absence of over 400 years, the beaver is coming back to Sussex.

     
  • Buzzing with ideas

    25 January 2020

    Buzzing with ideas

    Fran Southgate shares her thoughts on the Landscape Innovation Conference

     
  • Tree - to plant or not to plant, that is the question

    23 January 2020

    Tree - to plant or not to plant, that is the question

    When is it right to plant trees? And how do we do it right?

     
  • Trees and the climate emergency

    13 January 2020

    Trees and the climate emergency

    Dr Tony Whitbread tackles the issue raised from his previous blog, as we are in a climate emergency, the priority must be to get the trees in the ground as an emergency action

     
  • The trouble with trees

    07 January 2020

    The trouble with trees

    The creation of forests and woods can be a major contribution to restoring nature and can draw carbon out of the atmosphere, so helping fight climate change. However, done badly, tree planting and tree regeneration can cause major ecological damage.

     
  • Soil - the biodiversity underworld

    18 December 2019

    Soil - the biodiversity underworld

    Soil is an amazing thing. Without soil we wouldn’t eat much, yet so many of us still see it as just dirt. Healthy soils store more carbon than the world’s oceans, and they are one of the most under publicised, wildlife-rich habitats on the planet.

     
  • Regenerative agriculture and landscape innovation

    06 December 2019

    Regenerative agriculture and landscape innovation

    There is an urgent need to find high impact, landscape scale, community based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises. With around 70% of UK land designated as farmland, many eyes have naturally focused on the farming world to come up with the solutions.