Common Land Toolkit

These documents provide practical guidance for those involved with common land which remains under practical agricultural management by farmers and commoners. They can be used by practitioners seeking the sustainable management of commons to provide the widest possible range of public benefits.
The documents provide background information on commons, technical and legal aspects relating to commons and defining or constraining their management, and help for those involved with management.The toolkit provides 20 Fact Sheets and Guidance Notes.
  • The Fact Sheets explain how commons practice has evolved over the ages to raise awareness of potential issues and also to demonstrate how these have been tackled and resolved in recent best practice.
  • The Guidance Notes include practical tips and checklists for the reader, based on the experiences of the authors.



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