National Wilderness Inventory

Australia: Our national stories
Australian Heritage Commission, 2003
ISBN 0 642 23561 9

5. Using the Wilderness Database (continued)

5.3 Assessing Wilderness Loss

The impact on wilderness quality of proposed developments can be assessed in the same way as the assessment of wilderness potential described above.

By incorporating features associated with a proposed development into the primary database, the resulting impact on wilderness quality may be predicted and compared with existing wilderness quality estimates.