Assessing the extent and condition of wetlands in NSW

Supporting report B - Development of a condition assessment index

This document is the second of 3 supporting documents to the NSW monitoring, evaluation and reporting program technical report series: Wetlands.

Date
1 September 2011
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-345-0
  • ID OEH20110728
  • File PDF 4.7MB
  • Pages 47
  • Name assessing-the-extent-and-condition-of-wetlands-in-nsw-supporting-report-b-110728.pdf

This document describe methods for assessing wetland extent and loss, and development of a condition assessment index. In summary:

  1. Site prioritisation: important wetlands to be assessed were identified
  2. Wetland extent and loss: the extent of wetlands selected was determined using best possible data and the hydrological catchment and fringing zone for each wetland were delineated using best available methods
  3. Indicators: a set of pressure and condition indicators were selected to inform the condition assessment of each wetland
  4. Development of a condition assessment index: a scoring table using a 5 point scoring scale was developed to report on each indicator.

This report supports the main project report: Assessing the extent and condition of wetlands in NSW.