Ecological restoration plan
Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that
has been degraded, damaged or destroyed (Society for Ecological Restoration 2004)
The goal of ecological restoration is full recovery, insofar as possible… in some cases, constraints may limit potential to less than full level of recovery. Such cases can still be referred to as ecological restoration projects as long as the aim is for substantial recovery relative to the appropriate local native reference ecosystem (Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia 2017).
In 2020 the Bushcare Group adopted a specific Ecological Restoration Plan for the upper catchment of Lawson Creek, Lawson, Blue Mountains. This catchment area is an important component of the entire bushcare site, and features some good stands of indigenous vegetation, and regular visitation by indigenous animals. Unfortunately though, dense infestations of Privet, Japanese Honeysuckle and Blackberry are also present. The Bushcare Group’s aspiration is to restore the catchment area to a condition that facilitates its ongoing ecological development and functioning as swamp, riparian and forest communities.
Access the complete plan here.
Click on an image to view features of the ecological restoration site
Ecological restoration area — measuring progress
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