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Archaeology
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Pleistocene glaciation of the Fens and implications for evolution of the region 2017 6MB 05/02/18 Download
Best Practice Management and Technical Guides
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Aquatic and Riparian Plant Management Technical Guide 19MB 05/02/16 Download
Sea Wall Biodiversity Handbook 2015 7MB 05/02/16 Download
Narrative for conserving freshwater and wetland habitats in England Natural England March 2016 5MB 16/05/16 Download
Good Ecological Practice Guide 2017 7MB 10/10/17 Download
Pollinators Habitat creation and management handbook CEH 2016 - 03/05/21 View Link
Fen Management Handbook 11MB 20/03/23 Download
NERR071 Edition 1 Appendix F Fen and Bog Habitats 1MB 18/04/24 Download
NERR071 Integrated Biodiversity Objectives 2MB 18/04/24 Download
RP2969 Edition 1 Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Wet Woodland 4MB 18/04/24 Download
Biodiversity
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Fenland Flora Poster (Owen and Graham) 1MB 09/02/16 Download
Fenland Biodiversity Audit 10MB 09/02/16 Download
Fenland Flora progress 2016 2MB 03/04/17 Download
Wicken Fen Wildlife Report 2017 1MB 23/07/17 Download
Land Use RSPB Tom Finch Dec 2017 2MB 03/01/18 Download
State of Nature Report 2019 13MB 14/10/19 Download
State of Nature Report 2016 8MB 03/01/18 Download
State of Nature Report 2013 7MB 14/10/19 Download
Fenland Flora progress in 2021 2MB 17/02/22 Download
Fenland Flora progress in 2019-2020 3MB 13/07/20 Download
Fenland Flora Progress 2018 6MB 18/05/19 Download
Solutions for eels and pumping stations 3MB 04/04/17 Download
Biodiversity Action Plans
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Witham Fourth IDB Biodiversity Plan 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Middle Level Biodiversity Plans - 05/02/16 View Link
Lincolnshire Biodiversity Action Plan - 05/02/16 View Link
Climate Change
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NE Climate Change Lowland Fens 328KB 04/02/16 Download
ID of climate refugia (Natural England 2014) 5MB 05/02/16 Download
Soil Carbon and Climate Change - 25/09/19 View Link
BEIS UK peatlnad GHG emissions 2019 4MB 25/09/19 Download
Overview of Climate Change Parliament Research Publications - 25/09/19 View Link
Carbon Stores - RSPB Mapping - 14/10/19 View Link
Net Zero Cambridgeshire, October 2019 5MB 06/01/20 Download
Land Use Policies for Net Zero UK, CCC Report Jan 2020 - 24/01/20 View Link
Net Zero UK contribution to stopping global warming May 2019 - 24/01/20 View Link
Developing with Nature Toolkit, Natural Cambridgeshire - 24/01/20 View Link
Nature Based Interventions Natural Capital CommitteeApril 2020 4MB 08/04/20 Download
Global Challenge Local Action, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Independent Commission on Climate Report 2021 - 11/06/21 View Link
Carbon Storage and Sequestration by Habitat (2nd) 2021) 12MB 11/06/21 Download
Peat Data Hub May 2021 - 11/06/21 View Link
Ditches
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Quality Indicator - Ditch Plants (2015) 1MB 05/02/16 Download
Ditch Surveys Bibliography (Driscoll) 532KB 05/02/16 Download
OWLP Ditch Survey Final Report (Graham, Hammond 2015) 6MB 08/02/16 Download
Economy & Investment
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Microevidence for the benefits of investment in the environment 873KB 05/02/16 Download
State of the Environment agriculture and land managment (Environment Agency 2010) 5MB 05/02/16 Download
Economic potential of Nature Tourism (LEADER 2011) 2MB 09/02/16 Download
Great Fen Socio economic report summary (2012) 2MB 09/02/16 Download
RSPB Reserves and Local Economies (RSPB 2002) 476KB 09/02/16 Download
RSPB Reserves and Local Economies (RSPB 2011) 632KB 09/02/16 Download
Farming in the Fens (NFU 2008) 1MB 09/02/16 Download
GLNP Nature Tourism Report (2016) 2MB 28/04/16 Download
NFU Solar and the environment - 28/12/16 View Link
Natural England Monitoring of engagment with natural environment - 18/01/18 View Link
Food Farming in the Fens Report 2018 3MB 09/07/19 Download
Assessment of viability of innovative funding options, South Lincs Fens 2014 2MB 13/03/20 Download
Financing Nature Recovery Nov 2020 - 26/11/20 View Link
Farming and Environment
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A future Sustainable Farming and Land Management Policy for England, Wildlife and Countryside Link Discussion Paper Sept 2017 - 05/01/18 View Link
IUCN Sustainable Peatlands after Brexit 2017 1MB 13/03/18 Download
NFU Brexit reports - 13/03/18 View Link
Carbon Farming - 08/10/19 View Link
Zero Tillage Husbandry - Central Information Hub UK - 08/10/19 View Link
IUCN Palidiculture Workshop Report 2017 3MB 24/01/20 Download
Fens Biosphere
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CUSPE Report 5MB 07/01/20 Download
Social and Economic value of a Biosphere for the Fens 2020 626KB 13/11/20 Download
Fenland Flora
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Fenland Flora progress 2021 2MB 17/02/22 Download
Fenland Flora progress 2015 337KB 17/02/22 Download
Fenland Flora progress in 2016 2MB 17/02/22 Download
Fenland Flora progress in 2018 6MB 17/02/22 Download
Fenland Flora progress in 2019 -20 3MB 17/02/22 Download
Fens for the Future Strategy Maps
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Map 1 NCA sub zones 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 2 Administrative Boundaries 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 3 Silt Fens 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 4 Farmland Bird Assemblages 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 5 Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 6 Water resource availability status 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 7 Catchment Sensitive Farming 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 8 WFD water status 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 9 Fens Waterways Link 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Map 10 Proposed enhanced ecological network 7MB 05/02/16 Download
Green Infrastructure Plans
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Wash and Fens Green Infrastructure Plan 3MB 15/02/17 Download
Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy - 15/02/17 View Link
Heritage
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Must Farm Bronze Age River - 09/02/16 View Link
Flag Fen (Wikipedia) - 09/02/16 View Link
Great Fen / Heritage - 09/02/16 View Link
The Fens (Wikipedia) - 09/02/16 View Link
Draining of the Fens 1947 (UEA and EAFA) - 09/02/16 View Link
Fort at Earith (fortified places website) - 09/02/16 View Link
Must Farm Paleoecology Presentation M Redding Dec 2017 5MB 03/01/18 Download
Peatlands and Historic Environment May 2021 - 23/05/21 View Link
Monitoring
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Wetland Monitoring Framework and Monitoring 811KB 04/02/16 Download
Monitoring Nature Conservation 731KB 04/02/16 Download
NIA Monitoring Framework Nov 2014 3MB 05/02/16 Download
NIA Monitoring and Evaluation Final Report November 2015 4MB 09/02/16 Download
NIA Monitoring and Evaluation Project Reports - 09/02/16 View Link
NERC DRY project report Results Final 2018 4MB 04/10/18 Download
CANAPE Project FFTF presentation 210918 2MB 04/10/18 Download
Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
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Natural Capital Maps - 06/04/16 View Link
Investment case for natural capital 3MB 07/11/16 Download
Health and Wellbeing - 10/10/17 View Link
Natural Capital Synthesis Report 2018 2MB 03/12/18 Download
Peatlands Office for National Statistics Natural Capital Full Report 2MB 25/09/19 Download
Natural England - County Natural Capital Atlases July 2020 - 17/07/20 View Link
Valuing Ecosystem Services in Lowland England - case studies 2012 - 03/05/21 View Link
Managing Soil Biota to deliver Ecosystem Services 570KB 03/05/21 Download
Ecosystem Services definition UK NEA - 03/05/21 View Link
Enabling a Natural Capital Approach Defra - 03/05/21 View Link
Natural Capital Evidence Compendium for Norfolk and Suffolk 2020 - 11/06/21 View Link
OxCam Local Natural Capital Plan 2021 - 11/06/21 View Link
Water Resources East Natural Capital Plan 1st Iteration 2021 - 11/06/21 View Link
Natural Capital Accounting for Farms, EFTEC 2019 - 29/06/21 View Link
Nature Recovery Networks
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Fens Connectivity Report (Panter et al 2013) 4MB 05/02/16 Download
Wildlife Trust Report Nature Recovery Networks 2018 6MB 01/11/18 Download
John Clare Countryside Leaflet. Langdyke Countryside Trust 7MB 13/07/20 Download
John Clare Countryside Parish NRN Plans May 2020 203KB 13/07/20 Download
NRN ppt for FFTF Meeting June 2020 145KB 13/07/20 Download
Nature Recovery Network Discussion Document Defra Group April 2019 593KB 17/07/20 Download
NRN Partnership Update Feb 2021 7MB 05/03/21 Download
Paludiculture
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An assessment of the potential for paludiculture in England and Wales Defra Report April 2020 2MB 21/10/20 Download
Paludiculture on former bog grassland: Profitability of Sphagnum farming in North West Germany Mires and Peat Article 2020 844KB 13/11/20 Download
The Economics of Paludiculture, Wichmann S 6MB 30/12/22 Download
Principles for Sustainable Peatland Paludiculture 8MB 18/04/24 Download
Peat
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Lowland Peat Restoration Study 4MB 28/01/16 Download
Fens for the Future - 28/01/16 View Link
Fenland Peat Assessment RSPB (Cranfield University 2009) 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Englands Peatlands Natural England Report 2010 - 15/02/17 View Link
Paludiculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Final Statement Griefswald Conference 2017 967KB 27/11/17 Download
UK Peatland Strategy 2018-2040 IUCN 3MB 16/04/18 Download
The Peatland Project MAP IUCN 2018 247KB 16/04/18 Download
Final report on project SP1210: Lowland peatland systems in England and Wales –evaluating greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances 9MB 01/05/19 Download
Soil Carbon and Climate Change - 25/09/19 View Link
BEIS peatland GHG emissions 2019 4MB 25/09/19 Download
Peatlands, Office for National Statistics Full Report 2MB 25/09/19 Download
Carbon Farming - 08/10/19 View Link
What Farmers want from the England Peat Strategy Natural England Final Report Sept 2020 15MB 21/10/20 Download
Peatland and Forestry Campbell & Robson 2019 6MB 05/03/21 Download
Climate benefits of forest-to-bog restoration on deep peat – Policy briefing Hermans et al 2019 423KB 05/03/21 Download
2012 Carbon storage by habitat: Review of the evidence of the impacts of management decisions and condition of carbon stores and sources (NERR043) - 03/05/21 View Link
Carbon Storage and Sequestration by Habitat 2021 (NERR094) - 03/05/21 View Link
England Peat Action Plan May 2021 - 22/05/21 View Link
Peatlands and Historic Environment May 2021 - 23/05/21 View Link
Peat Data Hub launched May 2021 - 11/06/21 View Link
Evidence base review for carbon offsetting, Environment Agency May 2021 - 29/06/21 View Link
Use of Peat Depth Criteria - Briefing Paper June 2023 464KB 23/06/23 Download
Peat Event, Thorney, 5th March 2020
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01 Holman peat and wastage in the Fens Presentation 3MB 13/03/20 Download
02 Peat Emissions, Dr C Evans 3MB 02/04/20 Download
03 Safeguarding the sustainability of water in the East Anglian Fens 2MB 18/03/20 Download
04 South Lincs Fens TS Presentation 1MB 13/03/20 Download
05 G's Presentation 2MB 13/03/20 Download
06 Economics of choices facing Fenland Farmers 1MB 13/03/20 Download
07 Wet Farming, R Lindsay 6MB 23/03/20 Download
08 Implementing / making the change to wet agriculture 11MB 18/03/20 Download
09 Waterworks and Fens Biosphere Project 4MB 24/03/20 Download
10 Canape Project 2MB 23/03/20 Download
Dr Olly Watts, RSPB, Blog Conference Evaluation 3MB 02/04/20 Download
South Lincolnshire Fenland Watercourses Botanical Maps
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North Level District IDB area 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Witham First IDB 2MB 05/02/16 Download
South Holland IDB 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Welland and Deepings IDB 3MB 05/02/16 Download
South Lincolnshire Fenlands Partnership Project area 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Witham Fourth IDB 2MB 05/02/16 Download
Strategy and Policy
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Making Space for Nature (Lawton) 1MB 05/02/16 Download
Fens for the Future Strategy 9MB 05/02/16 Download
UK Sustainable Development Strategy - 05/02/16 View Link
National Pollinator Strategy - 05/02/16 View Link
UK Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (2011) 5MB 05/02/16 Download
Biodiversity 2020, UK Wildlife Strategy (Govt 2011) 3MB 09/02/16 Download
Simple guide to Biodiversity 2020 and update (Govt 2013) 66KB 09/02/16 Download
Catchment Based Policy Framework (Govt 2013) 294KB 09/02/16 Download
Natural England NNR Strategy January 2017 269KB 10/05/17 Download
Norfolk Rural Development Strategy 2013-2020 616KB 03/01/18 Download
Norfolk Rural Development - 03/01/18 View Link
25 Year Environment Plan 2018 UK Government - 18/01/18 View Link
Guardian Comment; 25 Year Plan - 16/04/18 View Link
What Farmers want from the England Peat Strategy Sept 2020 15MB 21/10/20 Download
Water
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Woodlands for water ops mapping (Forestry Commission 2014) 6MB 09/02/16 Download
Natural Flood Management Handbook (Scottish Environment Protection Agency 2015) 11MB 09/02/16 Download
River Glen Integrated Catchment Management Study Leaflet 685KB 28/04/16 Download
Natural England Hydrological functioning theme plan May 2015 2MB 16/05/16 Download
Old Bedford and Middle Level Catchment Partnership Water Care Blog - 28/12/16 View Link
National River Basin Management Plans (2015) published 2016 - 28/12/16 View Link
UK Irrigation Association - 03/03/17 View Link
Future Fens Flood Risk Management Baseline Report May 2021 - 22/05/21 View Link
Wetlands
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RSPB Wetland Vision 2008 - 08/03/16 View Link
Wetland Vision website - 08/03/16 View Link
Wissey wetland creation - 08/03/16 View Link
Wissey wetland creation - Norfolk Wildlife Trust website - 08/03/16 View Link
Narrative for conserving freshwater and wetland habitats in England March 2016 5MB 16/05/16 Download
Restoration of wetlands- best practice guidelines - 15/02/17 View Link
Great Fen HLF Evaluation Report 2017 - 03/01/18 View Link
Location Maps
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Natural England, Unex House, Peterborough 541KB 03/12/17 Download
Documents from FFTF Meeting 15 March 2019
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Fenland Flora Progress 2018 6MB 22/03/19 Download
Stroh et al Quantifying Soil Hydrology to Explain the Development of Vegetation at an Ex-Arable Wetland Restoration Site 835KB 22/03/19 Download
Hughes et al The challenges of integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services monitoring and evaluation at a landscape-scale wetland restoration project in the UK 242KB 22/03/19 Download
Hughes et al The planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of re-wilding former arable land at Wicken in Cambridgeshire: a range of perspectives from the first 20 years 6MB 22/03/19 Download
Stroh et al The Influence of Time on the Soil Seed Bank and Vegetation across a Landscape-Scale Wetland Restoration Project 586KB 22/03/19 Download
Stroh et al The potential for endozoochorous dispersal of temperate fen plant species by free-roaming horse 202KB 22/03/19 Download
Update Natural Cambridgeshire March 2019 110KB 22/03/19 Download
Martin Redding Presentation, Morton's Leam 4MB 22/03/19 Download
Origins Presentation Summary 15032019 103KB 25/03/19 Download
Peatland Finance
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Investing in Peatlands Report 3MB 18/04/24 Download