Ecological restoration

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… (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. The upper catchment is an important component of the entire bushcare site. It has some highly degraded areas, featuring dense privet and blackberry infestations. Over time, it is planned to restore the upper catchment area to a condition that facilitates its ongoing ecological development and functioning as swamp, riparian and forest communities.

Access the complete plan here.

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Ecological restoration area — measuring progress

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