Saturday, 5 March 2016

Climate Week in Sidmouth >>> Clinton Devon Estates @ The Climate Variety Show >>> Friday 11th March

The grand finale of Climate Week will be the 'variety show':
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth: The Climate Variety Show >>> Friday 11th March @ 7pm >>> update >>>
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth: The Climate Variety Show >>> Friday 11th March >>> Singing for the Climate with the SidVale Folk Choir
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth: The Climate Variety Show >>> Friday 11th March

The evening will showcase projects in the area - including those being carried out by Clinton Devon Estates who will be at the Friday 11th event to demonstrate issues from areas such as renewables, forestry, farming and conservation. 

All these form part of CDE's commitment to sustainability, including the challenges faced by climate change:
Welcome - Clinton Devon Estates 

One project CDE have been working on is the Lower Otter Restoration Project:

River Otter Restoration Project

The River Otter Estuary covers an area of 33 hectares, and along with the cliffs of Otterton Point is designated a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on account of the fine saltmarsh habitat supported and adjacent Triassic sandstone rocks of considerable paleontological interest.

The River Otter Project is in the earliest phase of development and still just a concept. Many feasibility studies and much consultation need to be undertaken to understand if the project is socially, economically and environmentally worthwhile. In particular the benefits and disbenefits resulting from the project to all stakeholders need to be clarified and suitable partnerships and governance developed. Its anticipated key aims are:

- Managed realignment and naturalising of an iconic river through reconnection to its floodplain
  • River Otter bridge
  • Estuary Bird Hide
  • Otter Estuary

River Otter Restoration Project - Clinton Devon Estates

It is a project which has captured a lot of interest:
Otter estuary consultation | East Devon Watch
Lower Otter Restoration Project: questions answered by project manager - News - Exmouth Journal
River Otter restoration plan leaves Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club seeking new home | Exeter Express and Echo
River Otter Restoration Project - Pebblebed Heaths

Clinton Devon Estates takes its responsibility for nature conservation seriously:
Clinton Devon Estates appoints new Nature Conservation Manager for the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths a - Clinton Devon Estates

Another project is the collaboration between CDE and the Met Office on their farming forecasting initiative:
Accurate weather forecasts vital to help farmers plan for the future | Western Morning News

Which has in turn has developed into a tool for land management:
Land management tool | Euporias

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