Fulfilment of Landscape Management Plans
English: at least X out of Y Landscape Management Plans fulfilled a minimum of [specify the percentage] of their targets
French: au moins X des Y Plans de Gestion des Paysages ont rempli un minimum de [précisez le %] de leurs cibles
Czech: alespoň X z Y Plánů správy krajiny dosáhlo alespoň [určete procento] svých cílů
What is its purpose?
A Landscape Management Plan (LMP) is a document outlining what will be done, by whom and by when to rehabilitate and protect natural resources in a given area. LMPs are designed in close cooperation between local community members, extension workers and the relevant authorities. The indicator assesses the number of LMPs which achieved a minimum proportion of their targets set for a given year (usually the year when the assisting project ends).
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) When supporting the creation of LMPs, ensure that they contain specific goals including annual, clearly measurable (and achievable) targets – especially for the year when you intend to evaluate their fulfilment.
2) To assess whether LMP’s targets were attained, compare all LMPs’ targets (for the given year) with what was actually achieved. Examples of targets include: “at least 50 hectares of land re-forested” (specifying where, how and by whom) or “at least 150 check-dams constructed and maintained” (specifying where and by whom). The comparison needs to be done by a review of secondary documents, interviews with key informants (extension workers, members of Watershed Management Committees or relevant authorities) and especially transect walks involving direct observations and measurements in the target areas.
1) The evaluation of whether LMPs’ targets were achieved (in the expected extent and quality) needs to be done by a qualified specialist. GPS measuring devices and extensive field observations are essential.