The Natural Asset Framework

A new way of deriving value from land



Are you a land owner, manager or investor looking to generate a higher level of value from land management and restoration? The groundbreaking  Natural Asset Framework may be the solution you're looking for.


At Ecosulis, we recognise that many landowners value quality of life, as well as a healthy financial return from their land management practices. Such quality of life (and a love of the land) comes from engagements with wildlife, wild nature and landscapes. 


However, we also recognise that lands are open systems that interact with political, cultural and economic forces. These enable or constrain what can be done with those lands, and the sources of finance available to acquire, manage and generate income from land assets.


Our new Natural Asset Framework is designed to help land owners, managers and investors derive higher levels of value from the practice of managing and restoring natural areas. Based on innovative natural asset systems thinking, the framework's grounded and systematic approach generates multiple revenue streams by creating interplays between restored forces of nature and modern societal trends.


Today, underpinned by the principles of recoverable Earth, natural asset restoration and rewilding offer rewarding and potentially lucrative opportunies for land management. Capturing the zeitgeist, the Ecosulis Natural Asset Framework offers a new, viable and forward-looking alternative to the status quo.


If you'd like to know more, we invite you to view the Natural Asset Framework brochure here. Alternatively, please contact Dr. Paul Jepson, Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead ( / 01225 876 974).


This framework is an application of the following recent scientific research: Jepson, P.R., Caldecott, B., Schmitt, S.F., Carvalho, S.H., Correia, R.A., Gamarra, N., Bragagnolo, C., Malhado, A.C. and Ladle, R.J., 2017. Protected area asset stewardship. Biological Conservation212, pp.183-190.