Managing land for carbon: a guide for farmers, land managers and advisors

Hagon, Samantha, Ottitsch, Andreas, Convery, Ian, Herbert, A., Leafe, Richard, Robson, David and Weatherall, Andrew (2013) Managing land for carbon: a guide for farmers, land managers and advisors. Lake District National Park / University of Cumbria.

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Abstract

This booklet aims to help land managers be as carbon efficient as possible within the boundaries of their own farming system. Developed in the Lake District National Park (LDNP), it summarises information on carbon in a range of habitats, and suggests management practices to favour and those to avoid. For each habitat, it provides a table for you to complete to help you estimate how much carbon is stored in the soil and vegetation on your farm. Thinking about managing land for carbon across the whole farm will help you determine which options best suit your farming system and provide the most carbon benefits. While some areas of the farm will be used more intensively, you can still improve your carbon footprint by managing some areas really well for carbon and making small alterations across the farm wherever they are possible. Some alterations increase productivity too.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: Lake District National Park / University of Cumbria
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Departments: Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies
Pre 2016 Departments: National School of Forestry
Additional Information: Acknowledgements: This booklet was produced by a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project between the Lake District National Park Authority and the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Andrew Weatherall
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 14:14
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 16:21
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2256

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