Countryside Training Partnership

Changing the world, one site at a time…

Trent Vale Landscape Partnership

A particular strength of the Trent Vale LPS is the extent to which inclusion and participation was achieved as part of scheme delivery
Project evaluation ~ March 2013

Some of our previous projects...

The Heritage Lottery Fund's Landscape Partnership Programme
In partnership with Richard Clarke of CEPAR, and as a lead in to our more recent work with HLF, we helped develop a new approach to the evaluation of this programme as part of this work we provided support to Partnerships to enable them to demonstrate the value of the work they are carrying out. This was both on a 1:1 basis, and through the delivery of a number of training workshops.
Peace and tranquility
Cannock Chase AONB tranquillity mapping
Simon worked with Red Kite Environment facilitating community workshops and conferences to develop and implement a process to map perceptions of peace and tranquillity with the AONB. Using creativity, analytical and problem solving skills to build a baseline assessment and develop a cascade mechanism to enable the process to be repeated.
David Mount Green Infrastructure Conference
Green Infrastructure
Earlier this year David took a lead role in designing and facilitating a regional Green Infrastructure conference for Yorkshire and the Humber. His write up of this event, which provides an overview of the rationale, benefits and evidence base underpinning Green Infrastructure, can be found here.
Teaching assignments with students studying for the masters degree in Protected Area Management at Birkbeck College, University of London
David has been a visiting lecturer at Birkbeck for many years, and has regularly delivered weekend and week-long programmes on site management planning. In 2010 he led a two day programme in London on environmental interpretation, and later in the year was co-tutor on a week long course studying environmental ethics, management planning and area studies on the Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides.
David Mount training

David Mount and Birkbeck students on the summit of Askival, highest point on the Isle of Rum (2,664’)

David Mount training

Shamhnan Insir, on the northern side of Rum, the site of a long running deer research programme.
David worked here as a field assistant in the late 1970s

David Mount Evaluation
Review of the Peak District Youth Ranger project
In the spring of 2011 we carried out a review of the Youth Ranger Programme which was delivered by the Peak District National Park Authority. Our report looked at the programme’s achievements and the problems it encountered, and identifies some recommendations for how this sort of work could be rolled out in the future.
Thomson Reuters and the university sector
In parallel with environment based activities, David is involved in a range of strategic projects with the higher education sector, working with ‘Evidence’ – a Thomson Reuters company. In 2010 he worked on a report for Universities UK assessing future opportunities and challenges faced by the UK university research base in the context of the new government’s emerging economic policies. Previous projects have been commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the British Academy, the Irish Universities Association and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Volunteer involvement in Rights of Way work
One day course run for the Cambridgeshire ‘Parish Paths Partnership’ team, on behalf of Countryside Training Services.