A method for assessing the potential biodiversity benefits of past and proposed vegetation enhancements in the Holbrook Landcare Area, NSW
David Freudenberger and Judith Harvey - CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Department of the Environment and Heritage, October 2003
- A method for assessing the potential biodiversity benefits of past and proposed vegetation enhancements in the Holbrook Landcare Area, NSW - Full report (PDF - 1,864 KB)
- Summary, background, assessment framework and assessment methods (PDF - 364 KB)
- Assessment results (PDF - 1,053 KB)
- Discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments, references, appendix 1 and appendix 2 (PDF - 407 KB)
About the report
The award winning Holbrook Landcare group dates back to 1988 and has been instrumental in the implementation of 57 Landcare projects totalling $1,272,404 (to November 1999). Most of the on-ground works funded externally, as well as many privately funded works, and proposed activities have been mapped by the Group. This is the only case studdy assessed where all on-ground works have or are being mapped. The Group encompasses the Upper Billabong Creek catchment, which is a focus catchment for the CSIRO led Heartlands Initiative.
A method for appraising the potential biodiversity benefits of vegetation carried out by Holbrook Landcare was conducted using the four-step assessment process proposed by Freudenberger and Harvey (2003a).