Monitoring

Grassy Ecosystems Management Kit

Grassy Ecosystems Management Kit - A guide to developing Conservation Management Plans

This kit can help guide your adaptive management including the monitoring. Depending on your level of knowledge you can choose to use various parts of the kit to meet your needs.

We would like to thank the ACT government and the authors of the Management Kit for allowing the use of components of this kit on our website.

» Kit order form (PDF 80 KB)

The Kit is also available through:
» Friends of Grasslands

The CMNs run training on how to use this kit throughout the year, so contact your CMN if you would like to be notified of events in your local area.

Contents

  • Overview of the Grassy Ecosystems Management Kit
    • What is the Grassy Ecosystems Management Kit?
    • Introduction
  • Development of the Grassy Ecosystems Management Plan Workbook
    • Developing the Grassy Ecosystems Management Plan
    • Beginning the Grassy Ecosystems Management Plan Workbook
  • A. Assess conservation significance: Steps 1 to 6
    • Step 1 Assess and map the physical site features and identify management units
    • Step 2 Assess the condition and management history of the site
    • Step 3 Assess plant composition and identify vegetation communities
    • Step 4 Assess vegetation condition
    • Step 5 Assess habitat diversity and condition
    • Step 6 Assess conservation significance
  • B. Identify management requirements and prepare a plan: Steps 7 to 9
    • Step 7 Develop aims and desired results
    • Step 8 Identify issues and the management activities that address these issues
    • Step 9 Develop a work program for management actions and undertake the activities

    The authors of this kit (S. Sharp, J. Dorrough, R. Rehwinkel, D. Eddy & A. Breckwoldt) have generously allowed the CMN to provide electronic copies of the work sheets.

    » Monitoring recording sheets (PDF 136 KB)

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