Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

Western Australia, Inland waterways, Natural resources, Environmental monitoring, Resource management, Introduced species, Soil, Estuaries, Salinity, Remnant vegetation

Abstract

Monitoring the status and trends of our natural resources is the only way we can assess whether the actions that have been implemented are making a difference. The impetus for this resource condition monitoring program (RCM) was the recognition that our monitoring networks, baseline data and data management systems were inadequate to enable quantitative reporting to government, and the community, on the difference their investments in natural resource management were making. It was considered that making a significant investment in raising our ability to report would be a long-lasting legacy of value to the state.