Education for Conservation
Adaptive management Making plans Integrated features plans The CMS Model Heritage management Conflict Management
Stonehenge from the A303 trunk road crossing Salisbury Plain
The subject of education for conservation is 'environmental cultural heritage' and the management of:
  • its integrity as a system;
  • its accessibility through walking and riding;
  • its story as part of human history;
  • its evidence base through research.
Environmental cultural heritage is the legacy of human social development.  It is cultural property with the attributes of a group or society from past generations, which is maintained in the present and conserved and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Cultural environmental heritage includes icons of tangible culture, such as buildings, monuments, habitats and landscapes imbued with stories about the past which are embedded in folklore, traditions, language, knowledge and ecosystems.. No society can flourish without culture – and no development can be sustainable without it. Environmental cultural heritage is part of a social system of human development that holds answers to many of the challenges societies face today. Awareness of this dynamic connection between culture and development underscores the critical importance of environmental cultural heritage — the living cultural practices, expressions and knowledge systems linked with the past that provide meaning to communities, that explain the world and shape it.
Education For Conservation (EFC) is a cross-curricular, interactive educational programme. Its purpose is for learning about adaptive conservation management systems for planning and recording actions to conserve environmental cultural heritage.  It is an aspect of applied ecology developed to support the educational framework ofcultural ecology.
The conceptual mind map of 'integrated features planning' is presented as a tool kit for evaluating the logic of plans for managing environmental cultural heritage.