Landscape management

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    Landscape management is the care of land to ensure that landscapes can fulfil needs and aspirations in an effective and sustainable manner for present and future communities of users. When working in the context of landscape management, Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute assess the characteristics, history and potential of sites and landscapes and understand the needs of their owners, managers and users. They ensure that landscapes can be effectively maintained and managed over time, preparing management plans and strategies, advising on new developments, designs and plans, and providing management based solutions to site issues.
    Typical activities include:

    • conducting and coordinating site assessments
    • advising on management and maintenance considerations in respect of new designs and proposals
    • preparing and implementing management plans
    • preparing site specific restoration schemes and other management based solutions to site issues
    • preparing area strategy and policy documents for long term landscape management
    • coordinating and conducting community engagement and consultation with users/owners/managers other stakeholders
    • resource and budget assessment and planning including the preparation of cost estimates
    • managing, coordinating and contributing to detailed assessments and studies including:
      • environmental impact assessment
      • landscape and visual impact assessment
      • landscape audits
    • advising on compliance with relevant policy, legislation, good practice and relevant standards
    • tender preparation and administration, and contract supervision
    • preparation of maintenance schedules
    • managing projects and contracts
    • contributing to public inquiries and acting as an expert witness