Upland hill farming for water, wildlife and food

Everard, Mark and Kenmir, Bill and Walters , Carl and Holt, Edward (2004) Upland hill farming for water, wildlife and food. Freshwater Forum, 21, pp. 48-73.

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The economic, environmental and social benefits of more sensitive land use practices that protect or restore the natural functions of river catchments have been widely discussed. Changing land use has implications for a wide range of other biological communities. Some studies have already been undertaken on the benefits of sensitive farming at the catchment scale in England and Wales. However, there is a gap in these studies at the local scale, and particularly for upland farms from which headwaters arise. This article documents a case study relating to a successful partnership in Cumbria, UK, set within the wider context of catchment management. Whilst the case study is not highly detailed, and some costs have been described in outline only to protect confidentiality and commercial sensitivity, it provides some generic lessons and may therefore be useful in informing more sustainable policy-making. High Hullockhowe Farm near Haweswater, which was used a the case study highlighting changes in farm practise, costs and benefits, water resources and biodiversity. The authors relate the case study to wider policy implications.

Item Type: Article
Title: Upland hill farming for water, wildlife and food
Personal Creator/Author:
Everard, Mark
Kenmir, Bill
Walters , Carl
Holt, Edward
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 21
Page Range: pp. 48-73
Date: 2004
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture; Environment management; Policies; Water management; Cost analysis; Catchment area; England; Lake District; Haweswater Reservoir
Subjects: Agriculture
Item ID: 4687
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2010 18:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:04
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4687

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