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Seed and plant production areas & genetic issues


These resources explore the issues around species selection and provenance within the context of a fragmented landscape in a climate-changing world. The fact sheet provides a summary of Principles 1 and 3 and Appendix 3 from the National Restoration Standards. The student worksheets investigate establishing seed production facilities and provenance selection to optimise species’ resilience.

Appropriate approaches


These resources explore Principle 2 of the Standards and identifying the appropriate ecological restoration approach. The fact sheet discusses how site resilience is assessed and the obstacles to recovery that need to be considered in choosing a restoration approach. The worksheet requires students to explore a local site and conduct a resilience assessment as well as deepening their understanding of why certain approaches are undertaken through video case studies.

Reference ecosystems and evaluating progress


These learning materials summarise Principles 1 and 4 of the National Standards covering the importance of developing a model reference ecosystem and using the National Restoration Standard’s project evaluation tools. The worksheet delves into the details of the attributes of an ecosystem that need to be considered when defining and evaluating your project using the National Standards’ proformas.

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