A Guide to Wetland Rehabilitation for Community Groups in NSW
Description and method logic
To help prioritise which wetland to rehabilitate and to determine whether it is beneficial to rehabilitate a particular wetland.
This is a simple questionnaire with built-in weightings.
The group or individual answers a series of questions relating to the wetland's ownership, management and values. Most of the information required to answer the questions is at a high level or should be easily available. The questionnaire's scoring allows for comparison of wetlands to prioritise rehabilitation.
Criteria groupings of the method
Wetland values that are have been identified or are easily identified, condition, restoration effort and landowner support.
This technique requires knowledge of wetlands including condition, size, ownership, species, wildlife corridors and cultural and social values.
This technique relies on local knowledge of wetlands by users.
Questionnaire. May require additional data on representativeness, endemic or threatened species, importance to fauna and flora, wildlife life cycles, wildlife corridors and cultural significance.
The results of the method provide a list of wetlands in order of management priority.
Criteria by category
Management and planning
Community groups, landholders can use the methodology and would also find the output useful.
Last updated: 7 February 2019
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2019) A Guide to Wetland Rehabilitation for Community Groups in NSW, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/assessment-search-tool/a-guide-to-wetland-rehabilitation-for-community-groups-in-nsw/