The Countryside Restoration Trust – consultancy

Type

Provide GIS and mapping
consultancy to national charity

Duration

Since 2015

Size

Various

Brief

Create various tools to enable
the CRT to plan for the future
with key stakeholders

The Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT) is the UK’s leading charity promoting wildlife-friendly farming and campaigning for a living, working countryside. Their principles are that wildlife is integral to good farming. This philosophy is put into practice on over 2,000 acres of working farms, small-holdings and woodland across the country.

Frustrated by having too many maps, but without the detailed information the trust required, CRT decided it was time for an inventory of their land assets and consistency across their maps. Confusion had arisen between the stakeholders and the tenants about who owned what and where the permitted paths were.

Clear Mapping Co were asked to visit each site and talk to both volunteers and the caretakers of the land to establish clear mapping data from the myriad of sources available. The basemaps were created to be consistent and usable by all parties.

Decision-making about land management and natural capital has now become much easier and quicker to implement with the maps we created. With all stakeholders able to participate in the future of wildlife-friendly farming.

Caroline went to a lot of trouble to ensure our information panel was in line with our expectations for this very site specific commission. We are very pleased with the result and would happily recommend the Clear Mapping Company to other prospective customers.

Andrew Davey

Head of Land and Property, St Aubyn Estates