This document describe methods for assessing wetland extent and loss, and development of a condition assessment index. In summary:
- Site prioritisation: important wetlands to be assessed were identified
- 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
- Indicators: a set of pressure and condition indicators were selected to inform the condition assessment of each wetland
- 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.