Character and Quality of England’s Landscapes (CQuEL), is Natural England’s principal integrated monitoring project.
CQuEL will provide place-based evidence about the character and function of landscapes and the provision and quality of selected ecosystem services delivered by England’s natural environment.
CQuEL will provide an enhanced and up-to-date understanding of Natural England’s contribution to enhancing and improving the condition of the natural environment. CQuEL will also provide evidence to key strategic partners, particularly Defra. Defra has been a funding partner of the project planning stage.
The work to prepare the CQuEL project plan has been carried out by a consortium comprising Countryscape, Fabis Consulting and Land Use Consultants. The work has been guided by a Project Board at Natural England. The findings have been informed by Expert Panel workshops and the project team gratefully acknowledge the input of stakeholders at the workshops.