State of the Catchments 2010: Technical Report Series - Estuaries and Coastal Lakes

This report describes the scientific methodology used to generate the State of the catchments (SOC) 2010 reports on the condition of estuaries in New South Wales and the pressures influencing their condition.

Date
1 June 2012
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-338-2
  • ID OEH20110717
  • File PDF 6.2MB
  • Pages 285
  • Name state-of-the-catchments-2010-estuaries-coastal-lakes-technical-report-series-110717.pdf

The NSW Government has set a state-wide natural resource management (NRM) target for estuaries that 'By 2015 there is an improvement in the condition of estuaries and coastal lake ecosystems' (NRC 2005). The estuaries target is one of 13 natural resource targets recommended by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC 2005) and, in 2006, adopted by the NSW Government.

Data collected for the SOC 2010 reports provide an initial baseline of estuary condition and pressure against which future change can be assessed and will assist in effective reporting against the state-wide estuaries target. This information will be used to inform decision-making on policy, investment and management priorities.