Native Vegetation Integrity Benchmarks

An information sheet

This document describes major changes to Bionet Vegetation Classification data collection.

Date
18 August 2017
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-884-2
  • ID OEH20170440
  • File PDF 71KB
  • Pages 8
  • Name native-vegetation-integrity-benchmarks-170440.pdf

The focus of this document is the new Vegetation Integrity Benchmarks.

Benchmarks describe the reference state to which sites are compared to score their site-scale biodiversity values. 

The three primary attributes of biodiversity, composition, structure and function, can be described by benchmarks.

When scores for composition, structure and function are combined into a vegetation integrity score, they provide the rigour and transparency needed to make site-scaled comparisons and inform natural resource management decision making tools such as the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM). 

The BAM improves on past approaches in six core areas.