The reconstruction of saltmarsh at Penrhyn Estuary, Botany Bay, Sydney for migratory shorebirds is an insightful case study that details the process of accommodating habitat shifts in an industrially impacted intertidal zone. Project planner Geoff Sainty effused about the 15 year long project, ‘if there’s any chance to get involved in working with saltmarsh get into it, because it’s loaded with variables, you’ll never get smart, but you’ll have a lot of time…it’s a brilliant area to work in’.
|Outline of talk and speakers presenting||00:16|
|Scope of project||01:06|
|Purpose and goals||02:05|
|Conservation context, international agreements||02:45|
|Changing coastline over time||03:46|
|Timeframe of project||08:30|
|Geoff Sainty estuarine plants||09:30|
|Loss of saltmarsh and cautionary advice||10:35|
|Limitations set by focus on birds||11:05|
|Sporobolus varieties used||12:35-13:25|
|Approaches, methods of revegetation||13:35|
|Layout of treatments||16:00|
|Plant species used|
|Building in adaptability||17:30|
|Natural regeneration and mixed approaches||17:56|
|Revegetation results to 2014||19:55|
|Monitoring of ecosystem recovery||21:50|
|Partners and Acknowledgements||27:15|
Read More – Links
- Penrhyn Estuary Habitat Enhancement Plan: Habitat Rehabilitation for Migratory shorebirds in Botany, NSW
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