Newsletter LISW, March 2021
Landscape management – opportunities, challenges, and best practice
Your LISW committee is working hard to bring you a series of talks focussed on best landscape management practice as a key consideration to create long-term successful landscape schemes.
The series will focus on best practice, opportunities, and challenges that will affect how successfully our designed landscapes will establish, flourish, and contribute to the key challenges of our time: climate change, biodiversity loss, and health and wellbeing.
With talks focussed on knowledge-sharing and case studies from a range of sectors, we hope that the series will add real value to your CPD, your Pathway to Chartership (P2C), and your day-to-day work. After the series concludes, we plan to issue a summary of learning and key points for future reference.
Provisional dates and topics below – full details to be confirmed. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and look out for future LISW newsletters for the latest updates.
March – Principles of writing integrated LEMPs
April – Landscape management from the perspective of a landscape contractor
May – Maintenance for biodiversity: opportunities and challenges
June – Establishing and maintaining wildflower areas
July – Green Flag Awards: quality of open spaces
September – Trees: establishing and maintaining long-term assets in the built environment
October – Contractual arrangements for landscape maintenance
November – Maintaining adopted landscapes: a local authority perspective
Writing integrated LEMPs
22 March 2021, 12.30pm, on Zoom
Tickets via Eventbrite
This lunchtime webinar about integrated Landscape and Ecological Management Plans (LEMPs), brought to you by LISW and Phoebe Carter from Habitat First / Biodiversity Matters, is the first of a year-long series of talks looking at various aspects of landscape management.
A requirement for many planning applications, LEMPs need to be written in a concise, integrated, and forward-looking way to achieve their objectives. A well-written LEMP will go a long way to contribute to successful landscapes that help to address the key challenges of our time.
Phoebe will share her expertise on producing LEMPs, including integrating LEMP objectives between disciplines (such SuDS, landscape design, ecology, client requirements, and future maintenance arrangements), principles, structure, and content. Hear how LEMPs help ensure longevity of biodiversity net gain assets, understand the roles of various parties involved, and see practical examples outlining pitfalls and challenges.
Plant health threat caused by Xylella
In our fast-changing world, with new threats emerging frequently and existing pathogens spreading faster due to climate change, awareness of biosecurity issues is important for landscape architects.
New legislation that may affect plant imports is coming into force from 4 March 2021. This article from the Arboricultural Association explains more:
The LI’s Plant Health and Biosecurity Working Group has published a wealth of guidance and background documents which are available here:
This includes a note on Xylella from June 2020, with some recommended actions for landscape architects specifying plants.
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