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How and why should we monitor?

Monitoring your project is hugely important. A good monitoring programme will provide you with:

  • Evidence of what works and what doesn’t
  • Key information to present to supporters
  • Data to help share your success and lessons learned with others

A useful monitoring plan will include a wide range of factors that are relevant to your project including checks for disease, invasive species and genetic information. NatureScot has produced some useful guidance about how to set up your monitoring regime, see the checklist for links to add to your work plan.


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