The Landscape Opportunity Mapping (LOM) project was commissioned by the South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP), to deliver an assessment of current and potential habitat opportunity and ecosystem services provision. The aim of the LOM project was to undertake habitat opportunity mapping of key habitats, and to map the supply (capacity) and demand (beneficiaries) of ecosystem services. This was done using EcoServ, a GIS toolkit, and bespoke modelling. 7 ecosystem services were mapped for 5 key habitats. The supply of all services was mapped, and the demand was only mapped where relevant, for water quality and flow, accessible nature and green travel. A workshop was held to share the information from the LOM project with key stakeholders.
Natural Capital Solutions, South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme
Ecosystem services were identified by the SWPLP as being of most important in the SWP.
Which ecosystem services were focused on?:
- Crops, livestock, fish
- Drinking water
- Water supply
- Carbon sequestration & storage
- Climate regulation
- Detoxification and purification in air, soils and water
- Flood control
- Hazard regulation
Tranquillity; Accessible nature capacity; Green travel capacity