Monitoring and Stewardship
The Monitoring and Stewardship team is actively involved in providing a range of post-covenanting services to landowners. Stewardship Officers in the north and south of the State make initial contact with new covenant owners, and build ongoing relationships.
Stewardship services include routine reviews of reserve Nature Conservation Plans/Operations Plans and the provision of a range of general information and management advice to landowners. Stewardship Officers undertake site visits, assist landowners in dealing with particular issues, and can provide advice on property sales and reserve information (with the vendor's permission) to real estate agents and purchasers of covenants.
The team also has two Biological Monitoring Officers who conduct a range of biological monitoring activities in private reserves designed to measure change over time, to identify causes and adapt management strategies, as required, to maintain and/or enhance the condition of reserves. Monitoring methods include general assessments of the condition of native vegetation and evaluated case studies that examine particular issues in detail. To enable a wide representative sample of reserves, monitoring activities are undertaken on a strategic basis. All monitoring information is provided back to landowners through comprehensive reports that may include condition assessment information, species lists, threatened species information, photos and management advice.
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