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Comparison of Condition Class, Point Sampling and Track Problem Assessment Methods in Assessing the Condition of Walking Tracks in New South Wales Protected Areas

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This report is one in a series examining terrestrial ecological impacts of visitor use. The purpose of the field testing was to assess the utility of each method in terms of:ability to characterise track conditions and develop comprehensive track profilesease of application and staff time needed to apply each method potential to be used for long term monitoring and/or large scale detailed track inventories based on the consistency of the result obtained by different crews.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Comparison of Condition Class, Point Sampling and Track Problem Assessment Methods in Assessing the Condition of Walking Tracks in New South Wales Protected Areas

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Protected area managers need to monitor the ecological effects of visitor use and assess their performance in managing visitor use. To assist this process, STCRC has established a series of projects to develop indicators and protocols for monitoring visitor use and its impacts that can be used as part of an integrated monitoring system for protected areas. This is the third report in a series examining terrestrial ecological impacts of visitor use.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Evaluation of Impacts and Methods for the Assessment of Walking Tracks in Protected Areas

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This report is one of a series in the Sustainable Tourism Corporative Research Centre’s overall project to develop a framework, guidelines and tools to enhance assessment, evaluation and reporting of visitor use in protected areas.  In this manual three methods (including indicators, protocols and proformas) are presented for surveying and monitoring walking tracks based on a desktop evaluation of methods used overseas and in Australia  and field testing of methods by researchers.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Manual for Assessing Walking Tracks in Protected Areas

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