Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands
Many surveys have been undertaken of freshwater and estuarine wetlands, including region-wide inventories and assessments of conservation value and management requirements (including water level management, weeds, and monitoring).
Staff have particular skills in the identification of wetland species and habitat/vegetation types and wetland restoration. Collaborative projects have been undertaken with Crown Research Institutes, including monitoring of wetland turf vegetation, a national review of the management of the margins of lakes and wetlands, and a review of riparian buffer management.
- Field surveys of vegetation and fauna.
- Identification and mapping of species and habitat/vegetation types.
- Assessments of relative ecological value/significance.
- Management assessments.
- Restoration plans.
- Implementation of physical works
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Broad Vegetation Character of the Otauira Wetland