How It Works - LANDSCALE

A Guided Approach to Assessing Landscape Performance

Assess your landscape using our digital platform’s step-by-step workflow and field-tested indicators

Guided approach

Is LandScale Right for You?

  • You want to understand sustainability in a holistic way
  • You want to monitor sustainability outcomes rather than just practices
  • You or your team have access to local knowledge and landscape stakeholders
  • You can invest human resources in conducting the assessment
  • Your landscape is large enough to capture linkages between different sustainability issues but small enough for results to inform interventions – typically at least 100 sq. km.

Apply LandScale in the Way That’s Best for You

Validated by LandScale

Conduct a holistic assessment following the LandScale guidelines. Validation by local stakeholders and the LandScale team provides confidence in the results and unlocks the option to showcase the assessment to key stakeholders on the LandScale platform.

Powered by LandScale

Take advantage of the platform and tailor your assessment to your needs without following the requirements for validation. This option allows you to download your results but does not offer the benefit of developing a report, sharing progress on the platform, or making claims.

Discover the Assessment Framework

The assessment framework provides a holistic set of performance indicators that can be tailored to your landscape

How LandScale Assessment Works

The platform guides your team through the five steps of an assessment.

1. Prepare

Recruit your assessment team and establish your landscape goals and assessment objectives. Optionally, characterize the landscape partnership if present.

Step one

2. Define Boundary

Identify your landscape boundary and compile key background information about the landscape, such as land-use cover, population demographics, economic activities. The landscape boundary can follow an existing jurisdiction or catchment or can be defined to meet your needs, following LandScale’s guidance.

Step 2

3. Select Indicators and Metrics

Select the indicators and metrics relevant to your landscape, add any custom measures you’d like to assess, and (optionally) set targets and milestones for metrics to measure progress toward your goals.

Step 3

4. Collect Data and Assess Metrics

Draw on the knowledge of your assessment team, landscape stakeholders, and LandScale’s Assessment Resources to identify and analyze available data for each of your metrics. In some cases, primary data collection may be required.

Step 4

5. Report and Publish Results

Generate your report by automatically pulling in the information from steps 1-4. Add additional interpretation, data visualization, and photos using the online report builder. After your results have been validated, (optionally) publish your report on the platform.

Step 5

Learn More

Want more information? Check out the resources below for help getting started with LandScale.

How to Get Started

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Updates to the System

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