Environmental Restoration and Revegetation of Australian Ecosystems. Mirinda Thorpe

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Environmental Restoration and Revegetation of Australian Ecosystems. Mirinda Thorpe"

Transcription

1 Environmental Restoration and Revegetation of Australian Ecosystems Mirinda Thorpe

2 What is Environmental Restoration? Restoration is the process used to speed up the recovery of degraded areas and may range from the attempt to restore productivity to degraded farmlands or to re-establish a near-natural ecosystem.

3 Land degradation due to Land clearing: Erosion Reduced water quality Dry land salinity & waterway salinity Habitat loss Loss of biodiversity

4 Dry land and waterway Salinity: (

5 Environmental restoration is needed virtually everywhere humans have been active past the hunter-gatherer stage. A third of the surface of the earth is afflicted with land degradation or desertification and this affects almost a billion people. Every year 6 million additional hectares are completely lost to production according to U.N. estimates and 60% of the rangeland, 60% of rain-fed croplands and 30% of irrigated croplands are at risk. Protecting and restoring damaged lands requires an understanding of ecology, economics, psychology and culture. (

6 What is Revegetation? Revegetation is one method of Environmental Restoration, which involves the process of replanting a disturbed area in order to improve land, water and air quality and provide habitat.

7 Revegetation Techniques: There are three main techniques that are commonly used for revegetation: tubestock planting, direct seeding and natural or assisted regeneration. Direct seeding Tubestock planting Natural regeneration (+) Lower establishment costs (+) Natural look and more diversely structured (+) Establishes healthier plants (-) Long establishment times may lead to more maintenance such as weed control. (-) Ants have been known to take seed (-) Uses lots of seed (+) More reliable (+) Uniform (+) Revegetation is visible to passers by (-) Often results in unnatural looking rows (-) Higher establishment costs (+) Uses small quantities of seed (+)Plants are well-adapted to the site (+)Establishes healthiest plants (-)May have to wait for a long time for results (-)Needs an adjacent or nearby seed source (+)Lowest establishment costs (-) Long establishment times may lead to more maintenance such as weed control. (

8 Revegetation using Indigenous species: Indigenous refers to a species being established and found in a particular area naturally, without human intervention. Using indigenous species in Revegetation is important to reestablish a near-natural ecosystem.

9 Definition of local provenance: A particular area where species have reproduced over a long period of time, often resulting in genetic differentiation from populations of the same species in another area.

10 Value & Importance of local Provenance: Species of local provenance may be better adapted to the specific environmental conditions in which it is found. In revegetation, species of local provenance may result in a higher survival rate. Non-local provenance genotypes may at times out-compete those of local provenance, reducing genetic diversity within a species.

11 Zonation planting: Zonation refers to the varying zones in which different species of plants may grow. (

12 Site preparations before Revegetation: Soil: Is the soil adequate for plants to grow? Does it require added topsoil or nutrients? Weeds: Are there exotic weed species that may pose a threat to the revegetation site? Do these require control before &/or after revegetation takes place? Moisture retention: What is the climatic nature of the site? Do the plants require support during the establishment period? (For example; irrigation, mulch, biodegradable matting). Species choice: What species are growing in or near the area?

13 Waterways progress 1

14 Waterways progress 2

15 Waterways progress 3

16 After Revegetation Monitoring/Maintenance: Was it a success? What is the survival rate of the plants after a period of time? Is an infill planting required to replace loses? Are there invasive weed species that require control? Is there natural regeneration?

17 Potential Threats to Revegetation Projects: Rabbits Kangaroos/Wallabies/Wombats Birds: Cockatoo s, Wetland species Invasive weeds Prolonged or extreme wet/dry periods Low nutrient or Acid soils Saline soils or waterways

18 Threat mitigation: Tree guarding: plastic and stakes, rabbit proof guards Fencing: large areas, quadrats or individual plants High density planting Maintenance, monitoring and weed control Watering regimes during establishment period Soil treatments: added topsoil, fertilisers, lime treatment Salt tolerant species

19 Other habitat improvements: Infill planting over time Introduction of emerging logs and rocks for birdlife roosting Fitting nesting boxes for fauna breeding, various styles suited to different species Monitoring and maintenance

20 Opportunities in Revegetation: Revegetation is a growing industry with companies existing and forming that specialise in this field. Legislation plays a significant role in revegetation projects, due to mining companies and developers having a legal obligation to offset and treat storm water run off. Grants available for revegetation projects, for example Melbourne Water s Healthy Waterways.

21 We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. Thankyou

Chapter 6 Organisms Depend on a Healthy Environment

Chapter 6 Organisms Depend on a Healthy Environment Chapter 6 Organisms Depend on a Healthy Environment 6.1: The Dynamics of Nature: Succession Vocabulary: succession a series of gradual changes that result in the replacement of one community of plants

More information

Guidelines. for a Native Vegetation Significant Environmental Benefit Policy for the clearance of scattered trees. Approved August 2007

Guidelines. for a Native Vegetation Significant Environmental Benefit Policy for the clearance of scattered trees. Approved August 2007 Guidelines for a Native Vegetation Significant Environmental Benefit Policy for the clearance of scattered trees Approved August 2007 WEB LINKS Native Vegetation in South Australia http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/nativevegetation

More information

Biodiversity Concepts

Biodiversity Concepts Biodiversity Concepts WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY? Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. For any kind of animal or plant each individual is not exactly the same as any other; nor are species or ecosystems.

More information

Mixed Forests and Biodiversity are Crucial for Freshwater

Mixed Forests and Biodiversity are Crucial for Freshwater Mixed Forests and Biodiversity are Crucial for Freshwater We cannot think about freshwater and the global water cycle without thinking about mixed forests and biodiversity. These play an absolutely indispensable

More information

Guidelines for the preparation of Vegetation Management Plans

Guidelines for the preparation of Vegetation Management Plans Guidelines for the preparation of Vegetation Management Plans Lismore City Council, 2010. You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with this work for any purpose, provided

More information

Ecological Succession. 10C: observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds.

Ecological Succession. 10C: observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds. Ecological Succession 10C: observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with weeds. 10C Vocabulary 1) Equilibrium (in reference to ecosystems):

More information

Remove reference to species list and reference the. It is suggested that the clause be amended to read:

Remove reference to species list and reference the. It is suggested that the clause be amended to read: Schedule of s Number & Date Submitter Nature of Comment Recommendation (0-05-206) Department of Water Clause 4... The species list provided in Figure does not consider soil type and landscape features

More information

Appendix C. Municipal Planning and Site Restoration Considerations

Appendix C. Municipal Planning and Site Restoration Considerations Appendix C Municipal Planning and Site Restoration Considerations 67 68 Appendix C - Municipal Planning and Site Restoration Considerations This appendix contains best practice standards for site planning

More information

Biological Invasion a global threat to

Biological Invasion a global threat to Dr. Maya Mahajan Biological Invasion a global threat to Biodiversity What is Biodiversity Biodiversity means the variety of life on Earth. It is measured as the variety within species or genetic diversity

More information

GREAT BARRIER REEF. Climate Change Action Plan

GREAT BARRIER REEF. Climate Change Action Plan GREAT BARRIER REEF Climate Change Action Plan 2007 2011 Climate change is now recognised as the greatest long-term threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is internationally renowned as

More information

Note on Draft Progress Report Template

Note on Draft Progress Report Template Note on Draft Progress Report Template The Draft Progress Report template is provided as a guide to applicants on possible reporting requirements for the Biodiversity Fund. This actual report will be provided

More information

DRAFT. USDA NRCS Conservation Practices that Maintain or Enhance Agriculture Viability and Critical Areas

DRAFT. USDA NRCS Conservation Practices that Maintain or Enhance Agriculture Viability and Critical Areas USDA NRCS Conservation Practices that Maintain or Enhance Agriculture Viability and Critical Areas Wetlands Areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater supporting a prevalence

More information

SCHEDULE 2 TO THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN OVERLAY Shown on the planning scheme map as DPO2 WAVERLEY GOLF COURSE, LYSTERFIELD VALLEY

SCHEDULE 2 TO THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN OVERLAY Shown on the planning scheme map as DPO2 WAVERLEY GOLF COURSE, LYSTERFIELD VALLEY SCHEDULE 2 TO THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN OVERLAY Shown on the planning scheme map as DPO2 WAVERLEY GOLF COURSE, LYSTERFIELD VALLEY 1.0 Conditions and requirements for permits A permit to use and develop the

More information

5.2 Condition of our Biodiversity

5.2 Condition of our Biodiversity Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms - the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems in which they live. Biodiversity underpins the ecological processes

More information

2.94 Climate change mitigation and land use

2.94 Climate change mitigation and land use 2.94 Climate change mitigation and land use RECALLING Recommendation 18.22 Global Climate Change adopted by the 18 th Session of the IUCN General Assembly (Perth, 1990); RECALLING Recommendations 1.71

More information

SITE VEGETATION EW-5 1-3 POINTS GOAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTATION RELATED CREDITS SUSTAINABILITY COMPONENTS BENEFITS

SITE VEGETATION EW-5 1-3 POINTS GOAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTATION RELATED CREDITS SUSTAINABILITY COMPONENTS BENEFITS Greenroads Manual v1.5 Environment & Water SITE VEGETATION GOAL Promote sustainable site vegetation that does not require irrigation. CREDIT REQUIREMENTS Site vegetation shall be subject to the following

More information

Heritage Place Code. Heritage Place Code

Heritage Place Code. Heritage Place Code 1 Application This Code will apply in assessing building work (including demolition), reconfiguring a lot or operational work where: on a premises that includes a heritage place within a heritage precinct

More information

Approved Natural Disaster Recovery Round Green Army projects

Approved Natural Disaster Recovery Round Green Army projects Approved Natural Disaster Recovery Round Green Army projects Project Title Project Description State Territory Belmont Wetlands East Coast This project will reduce erosion and revegetate and control weeds

More information

Tree Management Guidelines

Tree Management Guidelines Tree Management Guidelines Overview Tree Management Guidelines The trees that make up Brisbane s urban forest create much of our subtropical landscape character and biodiversity. Almost half of the city

More information

21.06 ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE VALUES KEY ISSUES

21.06 ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE VALUES KEY ISSUES 21.06 ENVIRONMENTAL AND LANDSCAPE VALUES 04/02/2016 VC127 21.06-1 KEY ISSUES 09/08/2012 C65 Balancing demand (sometimes competing) for a variety of uses along the coast as diverse as restaurants, boating

More information

2.1 Environmental Responsibility & Land Capability

2.1 Environmental Responsibility & Land Capability 2.1 Environmental Responsibility & Land Capability Introduction The Land use permissibility of a development in a particular under the zone, as indicated by the Lake Macquarie LEP 2004 does not mean indication

More information

Appendix C. Re-vegetation and Rehabilitation Sub-Plan

Appendix C. Re-vegetation and Rehabilitation Sub-Plan Appendix C Re-vegetation and Rehabilitation Sub-Plan DRENNAN SOLAR ENERGY FACILITY REVEGETATION & REHABILITATION PLAN PRODUCED FOR ERM ON BEHALF OF SOLAIREDIRECT BY Simon.Todd@3foxes.co.za JUNE 2013 BACKGROUND

More information

Status of the World s Soil Resources

Status of the World s Soil Resources 5 December 2015 Status of the World s Soil Resources The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the main scientific advisory body to the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) hosted by the Food and

More information

National Environment Awareness Campaign(NEAC) 2014-2015. Theme

National Environment Awareness Campaign(NEAC) 2014-2015. Theme National Environment Awareness Campaign(NEAC) 2014-2015. Theme COMBATING DESERTIFICATION, LAND DEGRADATION AND DROUGHT Background Note Desertification is about land degradation: the loss of the land s

More information

Daintree Discovery Centre

Daintree Discovery Centre Daintree Discovery Centre a multi award winning Environmental Interpretive Centre Daintree Discovery Centre Sustainable Ecotourism Protecting the Daintree Rainforest Why is the Daintree special? It was

More information

Riparian habitat for wildlife

Riparian habitat for wildlife F A C T S H E E T 5 Riparian habitat for wildlife 5 Riparian lands and their vegetation provide important habitat for land-based plants and animals. Riparian land often contains a high diversity of living

More information

CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT NO. 12 MANAGEMENT OF PEST ANIMALS

CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT NO. 12 MANAGEMENT OF PEST ANIMALS 1. OBJECTIVE CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT NO. 12 MANAGEMENT OF PEST ANIMALS August 2015 To provide direction and guidance for the management of pest animals on lands and waters managed by the Department

More information

Biomes. Biomes. Animals and plants have narrow ranges of tolerance to abiotic factors

Biomes. Biomes. Animals and plants have narrow ranges of tolerance to abiotic factors Biomes What defines a biome? Where are the lines drawn? What are the major controlling factors? What about aquatic biomes Biomes Animals and plants have narrow ranges of tolerance to abiotic factors This

More information

Angora Fire Restoration Activities June 24, 2007. Presented by: Judy Clot Forest Health Enhancement Program

Angora Fire Restoration Activities June 24, 2007. Presented by: Judy Clot Forest Health Enhancement Program Angora Fire Restoration Activities June 24, 2007 Presented by: Judy Clot Forest Health Enhancement Program California Tahoe Conservancy Independent California State Agency within the Resources Agency Governed

More information

Riparian restoration of lowland streams in the Southern Murray- Darling Basin

Riparian restoration of lowland streams in the Southern Murray- Darling Basin Riparian restoration of lowland streams in the Southern Murray- Darling Basin Monash University, School of Biological Sciences & Murray- Darling Basin Authority SUMMARY The restoration of riparian zones

More information

Inspiring Tree Planting Quote. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Inspiring Tree Planting Quote. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. Inspiring Tree Planting Quote A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. Forestry and the Art and Science of Tree Planting and Tree Care Tuesday February

More information

Ecological Restoration of a Brackish Marsh at Parcel 11, Estate Carolina, St. John

Ecological Restoration of a Brackish Marsh at Parcel 11, Estate Carolina, St. John Ecological Restoration of a Brackish Marsh at Parcel 11, Estate Carolina, St. John Gary Ray, Ph.D. Virgin Forest Restorations For Coral Bay Community Council Aerial of Parcel 11 Brackish Marsh Ecological

More information

Urban Natural Areas Tim Shuck

Urban Natural Areas Tim Shuck Urban Natural Areas Tim Shuck Regional Parks and Urban Habitat Schmitz Park, Seattle, WA This image shows how diverse a native ecosystem is. Every part of the forest is utilized, from nurse logs to the

More information

Grasslands. Environmental Science Chapters 8

Grasslands. Environmental Science Chapters 8 Grasslands Environmental Science Chapters 8 Grassland Biome A grassland ecosystem is an area that receives more rainfall than a desert, but not enough to support the trees of a forest. These usually exist

More information

King Fire Restoration Project, Eldorado National Forest, Placer and El Dorado Counties, Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

King Fire Restoration Project, Eldorado National Forest, Placer and El Dorado Counties, Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/24/2014 and available online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2014-30158, and on FDsys.gov [3410-11- P] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

More information

Benchmark: A reference value or range that is used to identify increasing degrees of concern regarding a potential effect on a VEC.

Benchmark: A reference value or range that is used to identify increasing degrees of concern regarding a potential effect on a VEC. 7.0 GLOSSARY Alpha diversity: The diversity within a particular area or ecosystem, and is usually expressed by the number of species (i.e., species richness) in that ecosystem. Alternative route evaluation

More information

GCS Earth Science Unit G Test Ecology

GCS Earth Science Unit G Test Ecology 1. How does the latitude of the tundra generally compare with that of the taiga? A. The tundra is in polar regions while the taiga is near the equator B. The taiga is in polar regions while the tundra

More information

Worksheet: The theory of natural selection

Worksheet: The theory of natural selection Worksheet: The theory of natural selection Senior Phase Grade 7-9 Learning area: Natural Science Strand: Life and living Theme: Biodiversity, change and continuity Specific Aim 1: Acquiring knowledge of

More information

Sustaining Ecosystems: Deforestation, Biodiversity, & Forest Management

Sustaining Ecosystems: Deforestation, Biodiversity, & Forest Management Sustaining Ecosystems: Deforestation, Biodiversity, & Forest Management tutorial by Paul Rich 1. Forests Types & Importance Outline 2. Temperate Deforestation old growth forest, U.S. & Canada 3. Tropical

More information

Madagascar: Makira REDD+

Madagascar: Makira REDD+ project focus Madagascar: Makira REDD+ Madagascar is considered to be one of the top five biodiversity hotspots in the world due to more than 75% of all animal and plant species being endemic while less

More information

Pitt and Sherry. Planting Report. October 2013. 16 October 2013 planting report october 2013 Page 1 of 6

Pitt and Sherry. Planting Report. October 2013. 16 October 2013 planting report october 2013 Page 1 of 6 Pitt and Sherry Planting Report October 2013 16 October 2013 planting report october 2013 Page 1 of 6 ABOUT GREENFLEET Australia s first carbon offset provider Registered not-for-profit environmental organisation

More information

SUPPLEMENTARY EVIDENCE OF SHONA CLAIRE MYERS ON BEHALF OF THE KAPITI COAST DISTRICT COUNCIL. Terrestrial ecology. DATE: 3 February 2012

SUPPLEMENTARY EVIDENCE OF SHONA CLAIRE MYERS ON BEHALF OF THE KAPITI COAST DISTRICT COUNCIL. Terrestrial ecology. DATE: 3 February 2012 BEFORE A BOARD OF INQUIRY TRANSMISSION GULLY PROPOSAL UNDER the Resource Management Act 1991 IN THE MATTER OF applications for resource consents and notices of requirement in relation to the Transmission

More information

Broken Hill water supply upgrade to Mica Street water treatment plant environmental summary

Broken Hill water supply upgrade to Mica Street water treatment plant environmental summary Broken Hill water supply upgrade to Mica Street water treatment plant environmental summary August 2015 Background New works are proposed at Mica Street Water Treatment Plant in Broken Hill to allow the

More information

Regents Biology LAB. STUDY OF POPULATION DENSITY ON A SUBURBAN LAWN

Regents Biology LAB. STUDY OF POPULATION DENSITY ON A SUBURBAN LAWN Period Date LAB. STUDY OF POPULATION DENSITY ON A SUBURBAN LAWN Ecological communities are built on the interactions between the creatures (both plants and animals) that live there and the physical environment

More information

Rehabilitation and forest landscape restoration: theory and practice

Rehabilitation and forest landscape restoration: theory and practice Rehabilitation and forest landscape restoration: theory and practice Lecture at Kasetsart University, Bangkok Under the EU ASIA-Link FORRSA Project & Eshetu Yirdaw 9 January 2008 Contents: Ecosystem restoration

More information

REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF FORESTRY AND WATER AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF FORESTRY AND WATER AFFAIRS REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF FORESTRY AND WATER AFFAIRS Turkey s position in the World Prof. Dr. Veysel EROĞLU Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, formerly

More information

Section 4 Soil Conservation

Section 4 Soil Conservation Section 4 Soil Conservation Key Concept Soil is a nonrenewable resource that can be endangered if it is used unwisely. What You Will Learn Soil is important for plants and animals and for the storage of

More information

Lesson Overview. Biodiversity. Lesson Overview. 6.3 Biodiversity

Lesson Overview. Biodiversity. Lesson Overview. 6.3 Biodiversity Lesson Overview 6.3 6.3 Objectives Define biodiversity and explain its value. Identify current threats to biodiversity. Describe how biodiversity can be preserved. THINK ABOUT IT From multicolored coral

More information

6.3 Biodiversity PowerPoint Notes

6.3 Biodiversity PowerPoint Notes 6.3 Biodiversity PowerPoint Notes THINK ABOUT IT From multicolored coral reefs to moss-draped forests, variety is the spice of life. Variety in the biosphere gives us more than interesting things to look

More information

CONSERVING OUR RURAL ENVIRONMENT

CONSERVING OUR RURAL ENVIRONMENT HUME CITY COUNCIL CONSERVING OUR RURAL ENVIRONMENT Grant Guidelines 2015 2016 hume.vic.gov.au CONTENTS 1. GRANT OVERVIEW 1 1.1 Program introduction 1 1.2 Who can apply? 1 1.3 Grant types 1 2. GRANT SELECTION

More information

Biodiversity Strategy. 15 June 2012

Biodiversity Strategy. 15 June 2012 Biodiversity Strategy 2012 2016 15 June 2012 Introduction Biodiversity is the variety of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, the genes that they contain and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Biodiversity

More information

1.7.0 Floodplain Modification Criteria

1.7.0 Floodplain Modification Criteria 1.7.0 Floodplain Modification Criteria 1.7.1 Introduction These guidelines set out standards for evaluating and processing proposed modifications of the 100- year floodplain with the following objectives:

More information

the world s soil status resources INTERGOVERNMENTAL TECHNICAL PANEL ON SOILS

the world s soil status resources INTERGOVERNMENTAL TECHNICAL PANEL ON SOILS status of soil the world s resources INTERGOVERNMENTAL TECHNICAL PANEL ON SOILS life depends on soils status of the soil world s resources The overwhelming conclusion of the first-ever comprehensive report

More information

NEW JERSEY HIGHLANDS COALITION 508 Main Street, Boonton, New Jersey 07005 973-588-7190 (office)/973-588-7193 (fax)

NEW JERSEY HIGHLANDS COALITION 508 Main Street, Boonton, New Jersey 07005 973-588-7190 (office)/973-588-7193 (fax) NEW JERSEY HIGHLANDS COALITION 508 Main Street, Boonton, New Jersey 07005 973-588-7190 (office)/973-588-7193 (fax) www.njhighlandscoalition.org Forest Stewardship Position Paper of the Natural Heritage

More information

FOREST RESTORATION MONITORING TOOL

FOREST RESTORATION MONITORING TOOL FOREST RESTORATION MONITORING TOOL Draft version for field test INTRODUCTION FAO upon recommendation of its members identified the need to initiate a comprehensive analysis, evaluation and documentation

More information

Rangeland Management Plan Workbook

Rangeland Management Plan Workbook Rangeland Management Plan Workbook Directions and Tips for Developing a Management Plan High Desert Youth Range Camp 1. You can work with the land manager/ land owner (counselor) for the site your team

More information

Forests and forestry in New South Wales

Forests and forestry in New South Wales APRIL 2008 Primefact 687 Forests and forestry in New South Wales Forests NSW Community Programs Here are answers to questions often asked about forestry and forest management. Why do we need forests? Forests

More information

Protecting Your Forest Asset

Protecting Your Forest Asset Multiage forests offer many options for improving forest health and reducing risk. Protecting Your Forest Asset MANAGING RISKS IN CHANGING TIMES REGIONAL PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATION SREF-FM-0018 Private

More information

Removal of Dead Wood as a key threatening process an overview

Removal of Dead Wood as a key threatening process an overview Removal of Dead Wood as a key threatening process an overview The NSW Scientific Committee, an independent body of scientists, has made a final determination to list the Removal of dead wood and dead trees

More information

Restoration Planning and Development of a Restoration Bank

Restoration Planning and Development of a Restoration Bank Restoration Planning and Development of a Restoration Bank Black Creek Pioneer Village, South Theatre 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Habitat Restoration and Environmental Monitoring Projects Section Restoration

More information

A Developer s Guide: Watershed-Wise Development

A Developer s Guide: Watershed-Wise Development A Developer s Guide: Watershed-Wise Development Environmental Protection What is a watershed? It does not matter how far away you build from a creek, lake, or the ocean, you are in a watershed. Another

More information

STATEMENT OF RON HUNTSINGER NATIONAL SCIENCE COORDINATOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT U.S

STATEMENT OF RON HUNTSINGER NATIONAL SCIENCE COORDINATOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT U.S STATEMENT OF RON HUNTSINGER NATIONAL SCIENCE COORDINATOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BEFORE THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES

More information

Biodiversity and the Ecosystem (Lexile 910L)

Biodiversity and the Ecosystem (Lexile 910L) iodiversity and the Ecosystem (Lexile 910L) 1 Where is your special habitat? You, like a bird, a lizard, or even an ant, need a healthy habitat to survive. habitat is the place where an animal or plant

More information

A cool CAP post-2013: What measures could help adapt Cyprus farming and biodiversity to the consequences of climate change?

A cool CAP post-2013: What measures could help adapt Cyprus farming and biodiversity to the consequences of climate change? A cool CAP post-2013: What measures could help adapt Cyprus farming and biodiversity to the consequences of climate change? 26 September 2012: IFOAM EU Conference Future farming in times of climate change

More information

Enhancing Biodiversity. Proactive management of biodiversity in intensive agriculture

Enhancing Biodiversity. Proactive management of biodiversity in intensive agriculture Enhancing Biodiversity Proactive management of biodiversity in intensive agriculture Contents Introduction Increasing food security in a sustainable way 3 The importance of biodiversity The vitality and

More information

The relationship between forest biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, and carbon storage

The relationship between forest biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, and carbon storage The relationship between forest biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, and carbon storage Ian Thompson, Canadian Forest Service Brendan Mackey, Australian National University Alex Mosseler, Canadian Forest

More information

Mr. and Mrs. Clatter have five children. Half of them are boys. How is this possible?

Mr. and Mrs. Clatter have five children. Half of them are boys. How is this possible? Warm Up "A black dog stands in the middle of an intersection in a town painted black. None of the street lights are working due to a power failure caused by a local storm. A car with two broken headlights

More information

Module 4.4.2: Biomes and Biodiversity of Africa and Albertine Rift

Module 4.4.2: Biomes and Biodiversity of Africa and Albertine Rift Module 4.4.2: Biomes and Biodiversity of Africa and Albertine Rift Key Definitions -Biome: This is a large area with similar flora, fauna and microorganisms e.g. Tropical Rainforest, Tundra in the Arctic.

More information

Rainforest Concern Module 2 Why do we need rainforests?

Rainforest Concern Module 2 Why do we need rainforests? Rainforest Concern Module 2 Why do we need rainforests? Rainforest Concern Module 2: Why do we need Rainforest? Before we go any further, there are some words you may not understand, and these words and

More information

Environmental Science 2016 Scoring Guidelines

Environmental Science 2016 Scoring Guidelines AP Environmental Science 2016 Scoring Guidelines 2016 The College Board. College Board, Advanced Placement Program, AP, AP Central, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. AP

More information

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA

CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA LANDSCAPE DESIGN STANDARDS 8348 Wellington Road 124, P.O. Box 700 Rockwood ON N0B 2K0 Tel: 519-856-9596 Fax: 519-856-2240 Toll Free: 1-800-267-1465 A critical

More information

PRESENTATION 2 MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

PRESENTATION 2 MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS UNEP GLOBAL JUDGES PROGRAMME APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BY NATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS PRESENTATION 2 MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION A) Major environmental issues B) Responses

More information

Water pollution, Aquifer Depletion, and Containment Facilities

Water pollution, Aquifer Depletion, and Containment Facilities Water pollution, Aquifer Depletion, and Containment Facilities We face the challenge of increasing agricultural production on a global basis to feed a growing population, yet doing so in such a way that

More information

3.1. Succession, Recovery, and Renewal in Natural Communities. A35 Starting Point. What Happens to a Vacant Lot?

3.1. Succession, Recovery, and Renewal in Natural Communities. A35 Starting Point. What Happens to a Vacant Lot? 3.1 Succession, Recovery, and Renewal in Natural Communities Here is a summary of what you will learn in this section: Ecosystems change in predictable ways known as succession. Ecosystems can establish

More information

CHAPTER 8: MARGINS OF RIVERS, LAKES, WETLANDS AND THE COAST 8.0 INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 8: MARGINS OF RIVERS, LAKES, WETLANDS AND THE COAST 8.0 INTRODUCTION Operative Chapter 8 Margins of Rivers, Lakes, Wetlands and the Coast 1 November 2008 CHAPTER 8: MARGINS OF RIVERS, LAKES, WETLANDS AND THE COAST 8.0 INTRODUCTION Protection of the natural character of

More information

Prepared By: Tom Parker Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Prepared By: Tom Parker Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc. Prepared By: Tom Parker Geum Environmental Consulting, Inc. Topics covered: Definition of riparian and floodplain restoration Floodplain attributes as a basis for developing criteria for restoration designs

More information

RESTORATION & REVITALIZATION

RESTORATION & REVITALIZATION RESTORATION & REVITALIZATION Legal preservation has not proved to be sufficient to preserve natural communities. Restoration activities are diverse and includes revitalization of natural communities which

More information

Unit 8: Global Problems. Deforestation, Biodiversity, & Forest Management

Unit 8: Global Problems. Deforestation, Biodiversity, & Forest Management Unit 8: Global Problems Deforestation, Biodiversity, & Forest Management 1. Forests Types & Importance 2. Temperate Deforestation old growth forest, U.S. & Canada 3. Tropical Deforestation clearing & degrading

More information

Biology Keystone (PA Core) Quiz Ecology - (BIO.B.4.1.1 ) Ecological Organization, (BIO.B.4.1.2 ) Ecosystem Characteristics, (BIO.B.4.2.

Biology Keystone (PA Core) Quiz Ecology - (BIO.B.4.1.1 ) Ecological Organization, (BIO.B.4.1.2 ) Ecosystem Characteristics, (BIO.B.4.2. Biology Keystone (PA Core) Quiz Ecology - (BIO.B.4.1.1 ) Ecological Organization, (BIO.B.4.1.2 ) Ecosystem Characteristics, (BIO.B.4.2.1 ) Energy Flow 1) Student Name: Teacher Name: Jared George Date:

More information

From open cast coal mine to championship golf course

From open cast coal mine to championship golf course Polkemmet Case Study From open cast coal mine to championship golf course The Heartlands Polkemmet reclamation scheme is the largest of its kind in Scotland. Years of deep and open cast mining operations

More information

Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change

Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Side Event UNFCCC COP15 Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Key messages from the AHTEG report Dr Guy Midgley 11 December, 2009 Biodiversity is life Biodiversity is our life Biodiversity and climate

More information

Getting the best from native seed. Native seed management principles

Getting the best from native seed. Native seed management principles Getting the best from native seed Native seed is a valuable resource and may be very limited in some areas. The following principles have been developed to offer practical help for regional organisations,

More information

OVERVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK FOR A STRATEGIC URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF GUELPH

OVERVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK FOR A STRATEGIC URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF GUELPH OVERVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK FOR A STRATEGIC URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF GUELPH April 2009 URBAN FOREST INNOVATIONS INC. Outline OUTLINE 1.Rationale for a Strategic Urban Forest Management

More information

HOW TO USE THE OFFSETS ASSESSMENT GUIDE

HOW TO USE THE OFFSETS ASSESSMENT GUIDE HOW TO USE THE OFFSETS ASSESSMENT GUIDE 1. INTRODUCTION The EPBC Act environmental offsets policy (the policy) outlines the Australian Government s approach to the use of environmental offsets ( offsets

More information

Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degradation: Questions. Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degradation: Summary. North America at Night, 1995

Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degradation: Questions. Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degradation: Summary. North America at Night, 1995 Habitat Loss, Fragmentation, and Degradation: Summary Greatest threat to biodiversity Habitat loss: immediate extinctions greater risk future extinctions Fragmented landscapes natural mosaics Fragmentation

More information

FORESTED VEGETATION. forests by restoring forests at lower. Prevent invasive plants from establishing after disturbances

FORESTED VEGETATION. forests by restoring forests at lower. Prevent invasive plants from establishing after disturbances FORESTED VEGETATION Type of strategy Protect General cold adaptation upland and approach subalpine forests by restoring forests at lower Specific adaptation action Thin dry forests to densities low enough

More information

Red meat in the Australian environment

Red meat in the Australian environment Red meat in the Australian environment Introduction As a leading global supplier of red meat, the Australian red meat industry must consider the impact of climate change and respond with environmentally

More information

MANAGEMENT ACTIONS AND EXPENDITURE REPORT

MANAGEMENT ACTIONS AND EXPENDITURE REPORT MANAGEMENT ACTIONS AND EXPENDITURE REPORT ADDITIONAL PRIMARY MANAGEMENT UNIT (PMU) Please provide a brief description of the activities you have undertaken against your agreed management actions since

More information

4.0 Discuss some effects of disturbances on the forest.

4.0 Discuss some effects of disturbances on the forest. 4.0 Discuss some effects of disturbances on the forest. 4.1 Describe common disturbances that occur in the Boreal forest. Disturbances are normal to the life of the forest. Forests are very resilient (able

More information

I wish to make the following short submission to your inquiry into the impact on agriculture of pest animals.

I wish to make the following short submission to your inquiry into the impact on agriculture of pest animals. Attention: Committee Secretary Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to make the following short submission to your inquiry into the impact on agriculture of pest animals. Since 1996, I have been a member of the WA Parliament

More information

Discussion Paper. Tropical Forest Deforestation

Discussion Paper. Tropical Forest Deforestation Discussion Paper Tropical Forest Deforestation December 2014 Author: Eimear Dempsey (email: eimear@naturalforeststandard.com) Published: 2 December 2014 Introduction Tropical Forests can vary widely in

More information

AABR s Guiding Principles for Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation

AABR s Guiding Principles for Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (NSW) Inc. c/- Total Environment Centre, Suite 2, 89 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007 phone 0407 002 921 email enquiries@aabr.org.au website www.aabr.org.au ABN

More information

FUTURE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY WATER - Vol. II - Environmental Impact of Food Production and Consumption - Palaniappa Krishnan

FUTURE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY WATER - Vol. II - Environmental Impact of Food Production and Consumption - Palaniappa Krishnan ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION Palaniappa Krishnan Bioresources Engineering Department, University of Delaware, USA Keywords: Soil organisms, soil fertility, water quality, solar

More information

Sheet 12 : Biodiversity in the North Sea

Sheet 12 : Biodiversity in the North Sea CD-rom Biodiversity A/ Description of the animation Already weakened by overfishing, biodiversity in the North Sea now has to face up to yet another peril: climate warming. A temperature increase is not

More information

POND SUCCESSION

POND SUCCESSION Name period date assigned date due date returned Directions: Carefully cut out the cards for each example of succession. Only cut out the six to eight cards for each type at one time. Match the picture

More information

Sustainable Landscape Management Practices

Sustainable Landscape Management Practices Sustainable Landscape Management Practices Sustainable Landscape Management Systems Bruce R. Fraedrich Ph.D. Urban Development in PA 10% of land classified as urban in PA 77% of state population lives

More information

Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles Chapter 6

Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles Chapter 6 Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles Chapter 6 Ecology The study of living organisms in the natural environment How they interact with one another How they interact with their non-living environment Organization

More information

IS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW READY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION?

IS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW READY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION? IS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW READY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION? An Cliquet IUCN AEL Conference, University of Maryland 2 July 2012 Overview Policy and legal obligations for ecological restoration Where, what and

More information

Enhanced mulching in banana and coffee plantation Tanzania, United Republic of - Okwalila ebinyasi omukibanja

Enhanced mulching in banana and coffee plantation Tanzania, United Republic of - Okwalila ebinyasi omukibanja Enhanced mulching in banana and coffee plantation Tanzania, United Republic of - Okwalila ebinyasi omukibanja Application of Thatch and Hyperrhenia Rufa grass mulch in banana and coffee plantation to reduce

More information

Post-Wildfire Clean-Up and Response in Houston Toad Habitat Best Management Practices

Post-Wildfire Clean-Up and Response in Houston Toad Habitat Best Management Practices Post-Wildfire Clean-Up and Response in Houston Toad Habitat Best Management Practices Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and recommendations for minimizing potential impacts to

More information