Evaluating Citizen Science

The FSC BioLinks project, was exciting citizen science project focusing on the addressing the gaps in knowledge about invertebrate distribution through a lack of biological recorders with the necessary identification skills.

Catchment Partnerships

The purpose of the workshop, designed and facilitated for the Arun & Rother Rivers Trust, was to progress the development of a revised and updated Catchment Management Plan, providing partners with an opportunity to input information and ideas on the draft document….

Snakes in the Heather

The Smooth Snake is the UK’s rarest reptile but very little is known about its distribution and ecology. This project, led by Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, and which R4C has been engaged to evaluate, is looking, through Citizen Science……

Goods from the Woods

The idea for ‘Goods from the Woods’ came from another successful Llais y Goedwig project we evaluated; ‘Dewis Gwyllt’ (Wild Choice).  Deio collaborated with R4C associate Kirsty Wild on this particular evaluation, who brought a wealth of experience to the team regarding both local products and commercial business……

Evaluation Of The Dyfodol Cambrian Futures Project

The Dyfodol Cambrian Futures project aimed to unlock the potential of the Cambrian Mountains area through an integrated approach to sustainable development based upon recognising the landscape, natural, and cultural value of the Cambrian Mountains…..

Dewis Gwyllt Evaluation

‘Dewis Gwyllt’ (Wild Choice) was a joint initiative between Llais y Goedwig and Wild Resources Ltd, exploring and researching opportunities for income generation from wild, forest products to support community woodland groups in Wales…..

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Feasibility Study & Business Case

This feasibility study explored the range of feasible options for developing the potential of the ex-Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) building at Bwlch Nant yr Arian (BNYA) near Aberystwyth into a resource for the Cambrian Mountains region …..

Cynllun Busnes ‘Y Ganolfan,’ Llithfaen

Y Ganolfan was forced to close in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but during this period
it was discovered that dry rot had affected the building. The work of addressing this and the damage done to the building has meant that Y Ganolfan has remained closed until 2023, meaning that the rural community has lost one of its main facilities for holding events and community activities…..

Evaluating Nature Recovery

Using a mixture of habitat management, citizen science and public engagement this project is looking to create the right ecological and social conditions to encourage the spread of the Pine Marten into new areas in the Scottish and Welsh borders….

The Big Chalk Partnership

The Big Chalk Programme is an initiative developed by a partnership of the calcareous National Landscapes (AONBs and a National Park) from across southern England. In Autumn 2021, with funding provided by Natural England, they engaged Resources for Change to undertake a series of concept development activities including a Landscape Conversation….

East Winchester Landscape Conversation

The M3 motorway lies between the city of Winchester and the Downs. On behalf of the South Downs National Park Authority, R4C, working in collaboration with Alison Farmer Associates and Lepus Consulting, designed and delivered a ‘Landscape Conversation’ ….

Landscape Conversations

There is currently a lot of interest in the ‘Landscape Scale’ approach to addressing nature’s decline and the impact of climate change. This idea of ‘bigger’, ‘better’ and more ‘joined up’ is seen as a key way of creating more resilient landscapes. However….

20 Minute Communities

This feasibility study explored the potential opportunities and benefits of adopting this originally urban concept to deliver local benefits to our rural communities in Powys.