Evaluating work for the good of butterflies, their habitats and local communities
In this evaluation I had great fun working in woodlands alongside Butterfly Conservation staff and volunteers. I used participant observation to understand the project’s community engagement, and assessed outcomes regarding employment and skills training, and habitat management against the project plans. I also used surveys to get feedback from a wider group of stakeholders and from volunteers.
Overall I found high levels of achievement, with a small team of people delivering on seven of the National Lottery’s Heritage Funds’ outcomes in a short period of time. Their work was clearly to the benefit of our limestone heritage landscapes, their fauna and flora, and the people that visit them.
You can download the report here.