Just add water…Three wetland restoration case studies are presented by Mark Bachmann which outline the historical basis for the degradation, the process of identifying viable project sites and the setting of goals to deliver significant wetland restoration. Mark references the Six Principles in the National Restoration Standards to highlight their relevance in designing, monitoring and evaluating restoration projects. An inspiring talk which showcases the resilience of aquatic systems and the positive results that can be attained by adding water to wetlands.
|Introduction Nature Glenelg Trust||00:55|
|Linking science & practice||02:10|
|Key threats to wetland restoration||02:50|
|Discovery Bay Wetlands-Principle 1 Reference ecosystems||04:21|
|Historical context of sites- Eight Mile Creek Swamp||04:57|
|Historical context of sites-Piccaninnie Ponds||05:40|
|Historical context of sites – Long Swamp history||06:22|
|Barriers to wetland restoration -land ownership||07:00|
|Consensus for initiating change on public land||08:25|
|Water management as a restoration method. Principle 2 of Standards||09:30|
|Principle 3-Case Study- Piccaninnie Ponds. Goals, objectives||10:20|
|Piccaninnie Ponds- results||11:55|
|Principle 4- Full recovery||12:15|
|Long Swamp Case Study||12:30|
|Restoration Community trials||13:00|
|Principle 5- and adaptive management||14:00|
|Outcomes & Monitoring||14:35|
|Importance of goals and impacts of water regime||16:05|
|Swamp restoration responses and success||16:45|
|Principle 6- Social aspects are critical to successful ecological projects||18:15|
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