Monitoring Framework for Wilderness Horse Riding Trial
This framework document details the process by which the wilderness horse riding trial was monitored. The process aimed to establish whether horse riding in wilderness areas can occur in a sustainable way, without causing irreversible damage to key natural, cultural and social values associated with trails in wilderness areas.
- 1 June 2015
- Office of Environment and Heritage
The wilderness horse trial was conducted to assess the appropriateness of horse riding in wilderness areas.
This framework was develop d to:
- detect impacts on key park values as a result of horse riding on pilot wilderness trails during the trial
- define maximum levels of impact above which management actions would be needed to protect key values from irreversible damage and inform park managers of activities that cause this level of disturbance
- determine whether management actions ensure key values are protected from irreversible damage and when these should stop.