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Title: Audit of 1995 eastern area RCS programme
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: lee donaldson associates audit of 1995 eastern area rcs programme
A selection of 79 500m RCS sections were re surveyed by LDA following NRA Anglian Region's standard methodology. The audit survey data and the original survey data were compared in a desk exercise. The audit methodology used followed that produced by Environmental Management Consultants on behalf of NRA Severn Trent Region. This was designed for auditing the original survey in the field, rather than for a desk based comparison between surveys. To ensure that the assessment was as fair as possible the auditors spent no more time on the survey of each section than was allowed for in the original RCS brief. The Severn Trent audit methodology was designed to audit standard RCS not the augmented RCS employed in the Anglian Region. It does not cover the standard flora recording forms, the Physical and Habitat Data sheets or the RHS survey that formed part of the RCS contract in the region in 1995. An attempt has been made to audit some of these additional elements. However there are a number of problems with these elements of the Anglian Survey. Results, Discussion and Recommendations are contained in this report.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Data analysisAuditingFloraHabitat assessmentRivers
Extent: 35
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