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Title: River Corridor Surveys
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
This handbook describes, for both surveyors and survey supervisors, the basic technique for a standard ecological survey of river corridors. It provides the framework for a consistent national approach to gathering and recording information. It is the agreed standard methodology for N RA requirements, to be used by in-house and contract staff. More detailed site-specific surveys should be regarded as additional to the basic approach and not as alternatives. Methods outlining standard survey techniques for other aspects of rivers (e.g. landscape, birds, mammals etc.) and other inland waters will be published separately in the Conservation Technical Handbook series. This handbook has been developed through the NRA River Corridor Survey Task Group which was established in November 1989. The method is largely derived from Surveys of Wildlife in River Corridors, Draft Methodology, formulated by the N ature Conservancy Council in 1984. It is based on recording the major habitats, vegetation and physical features of the river corridor, rather than on a detailed species or community record.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environmental surveysRiversRiver corridor surveysMethodologyGuidelinesHabitat improvementMaps
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 34
Total file downloads: 464

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