Evaluating Nature Recovery
R4C has recently completed the Evaluation Framework for the Martens of the Move project on behalf of the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT). 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 core component of the Evaluation Framework is a Theory of Change which was co-designed with the project team, around which we have developed a robust evaluation methodology and toolkit.
This work was done as part of the Development phase of a National Lottery Heritage Fund application, and we are looking forward to working with VWT, if their application is successful (fingers crossed), in the delivery of the project to evaluate the effectiveness of this approach to natures recovery.