Assessing the impact of priority invasive species
In 2006 the NSW State Plan identified 13 targets for natural resource management in NSW.
Of these 13 targets, biodiversity target 4 relates to invasive species and reads ‘By 2015 there is a reduction in the impact of invasive species’.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is the lead agency for invasive species monitoring, evaluation and reporting in NSW.
NSW DPI has co-ordinated the collection of data on the presence, distribution and impact of priority invasive species from local government, Livestock Health and Pest Authorities, NSW DPI and the NSW Department of Environment Climate Change and Water (DECCW).
The data collected on priority invasive species has been used as the basis for reporting on invasive species impact at both the catchment and state scales.
The purpose of the document, Assessing the impact of priority invasive species in NSW, is to describe the methods used to collect and evaluate the invasive species data used as the basis for catchment and state-wide reporting.
These guidelines, available for download below, are for anyone who wishes to replicate the data collection and reporting methods used.
The management of invasive species in NSW is carried out under the framework of the NSW Invasive Species Plan. Invasive species MER activities in NSW are currently aligned with goals 1-3 of the Plan.
|Assessing the impact of priority invasive species - Technical guidelines 2010