The Wetland Vision EA/EN/RSPB/WTs Three stage process Data gathering: where wetlands are, where they could be Development of maps identifying areas having future wetland potential Options for achieving the wetland vision Local communities, regional and other planning processes to use the Vision to protect and create wetlands Naturalness: how managed should rewetted sites be?
The Wetland Vision Layers of data (eg soil types, flood potential) identify future wetland potential Step 1: overlaying environmental data sets Step 2: summarising information (by catchment) Step 3: proposing a way forward in any given area
Other Guidance EMRBS - BEAs/SRCs focus for habitat creation BEAs wetland focus WM Landscapes for Living
Wetland opportunities in Middle England East Midlands: Lincolnshire Fens Trent Valley Soar Valley Nene Park
Wetland opportunities in Middle England West Midlands: Trent Valley Tame Valley Severn/Vyrnwy Confluence Severn and Avon Vales Meres and Mosses
Wetland Opportunities in Middle England Elsewhere: Great Fen Project Coastal Wetlands - Freiston, Alkborough Severn Vale (Gloucestershire)
What might these Wetlands look like?
The Elephant in the Room CLIMATE CHANGE water resources invasives future ecology