We have been, singly or with others, responsible for numerous guidance, practice and policy documents for canal managers. Some of these are in the public domain, but many remain in-house with British Waterways.
These include the BW Environmental Code of Practice, Bank Protection Manual, Wildlife Sites Register and Biodiversity Strategy as well as numerous individual canal ecological assessments and strategies.
A few of the more easily accessible publications, including some for the environmental press, are listed below:
Briggs, Jonathan, Canals under new management - A review of wildlife value, issues and opprtunities, British Wildlife:, 23:314-323
Briggs, Jonathan, The Saga of the Montgomery Canal, British Wildlife:, 17:401-410
The Canals chapter in the Wetland Restoration Manual (Wildlife Trusts, 2nd Edition 2005).
Smith, Phillip & Briggs, Jonathan, Zander - the hidden invader, British Wildlife:, 11:2-8
Briggs, Jonathan (Ed) BW's Biodiversity Framework Document (including the 1999 summary document, available here (note this is a 29MB download!)
Ferguson, Cath, Briggs, Jonathan & Willby, Nigel, Floating Water Plantain in Britain - Under-recorded and Overlooked? British Wildlife:, 9:298-30
Briggs, Jonathan, Canals - Wildlife Value and Restoration Issues, British Wildlife:, 7:365-77