Thanks to Natural England we can express our views on government policy by completing this online survey. It’s pretty easy – four open-ended questions on the benefits of the natural environment and how it can be improved.
It wasn’t quite clear whether I should be talking of direct benefits (I saw a kingfisher on my lunchtime walk this Thursday!) or indirect, in terms of ecosystem services. I answered about both. Although I couldn’t possibly do ecosystem services justice without being there all day I did say they should be an integral part of the policy, and I also gave evidence-based policy a plug.
If you read this before the end of October please fill in the form!