Step 6: Maintenance and monitoring
Things to think about
Ongoing maintenance is an important part of rehabilitation, it is heartbreaking to spend a lot of money and time and then see the weeds taking over the plants carefully planted and / or the site start to erode again or in some way returning to its degraded state. Regular maintenance is less time consuming than irregular checks as invasive weeds grow quickly and can put down long roots or leave seed banks that are much harder to remove than the smaller plants.
Keeping a record of the monitoring and results might help with any additional funding that is needed to finalise unexpected works. Research and monitoring can also help to determine how well the approaches are working to achieve the values and objectives for the site.
Last updated: 10 September 2018
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2018) Step 6: Maintenance and monitoring , WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/rehabilitation/step-6.html