Bushland condition monitoring
Bushland condition monitoring (BCM), as developed by the Nature Conservation Society of SA, has been undertaken in the Northern and Yorke region since 2007.
The BCM methodology and manual is a resource that natural resources managers, natural resources management officers and the community can use. It allows land managers to measure their progress in conserving native vegetation and evaluate their efforts, and can be used for both remnant (remaining) vegetation management and revegetation projects. Consistent use of this system increases our awareness of problems such as salinity, biodiversity decline, soil erosion and loss of fertility and the impact of pest plants and animals.
Bushland condition monitoring allows our staff to evaluate on-ground work and enables land managers to tailor their management in response to the results obtained.