Survey 2 - Local and Region context

Thank you for your contribution to the initial survey for the streambank, in-channel (instream) and riparian rehabilitation guidelines for Queensland (the Guidelines).

In this survey, we are seeking more information that will aid the development of the Guidelines, in particular, the provision of local or region-specific information. This localised information is important as we meet the needs of the Guidelines users.

The Guidelines Project Manager is Dr Michael Cheetham at Water Technology.
For more information contact Michael or Luke McPhail on 07 3105 1460.

* 1. Your organisation's name

* 2. Does the following list of objectives adequately reflect those that your organisation would use? If not, please tell us what needs to be added.

* 3. The previous survey identified local content as a knowledge gap. Please describe what local content is currently missing:

* 4. Please list and describe the guiding principles for stream rehabilitation that drive your organisation’s, stream rehabilitation programs:

* 5. Please list and describe any specific issues that are confronted by your organisation when dealing with stream rehabilitation? (e.g. General Stream Health, Bank Erosion, Weed Management etc…)

* 6. Please list and describe any specific issues that are confronted by your organisation when conducting stream rehabilitation projects? (Contractors, Access, Funding ets…)

Riparian Revegetation

* 7. Do you utilise intensive (e.g. tube stock planting), extensive (e.g. direct seeding) or passive (e.g. natural recruitment / succession promotion) revegetation methods for restoring riparian areas?

* 8. What considerations do you employ to choose between intensive, extensive or passive revegetation methods?

* 9. List localised revegetation guides

* 10. Do you have access to localised revegetation guides (list examples) that specify (i) appropriate methods, and (ii) appropriate species for riparian zone revegetation?

* 11. Is there is a riparian vegetation management issue that is unique to, or characterises your operational area? (if so what is it?)

* 12. What are the most significant riparian vegetation management issues in your operational area? Rank each – 1 (not important) – 5 (very important)?

  1 - not important or not considered 2 - rarely considered or required 3 - limited consideration or need 4 - important 5 - very important
Encroachment onto/clearing of riparian vegetation
Lack of /discontinuous riparian vegetation
Poor structure of riparian vegetation
Weediness of riparian vegetation
Grazing in riparian zone
Fire regime in riparian zone
Other forms of disturbance in riparian zone (list)
Local guidelines for appropriate riparian zone buffers or protection (non-revegetation)

* 13. List any local guidelines for appropriate riparian zone buffers or protection

* 14. Are there any local (or other non-local) guidelines regarding appropriate riparian zone buffers or protection areas utilised in your management operations?

  Yes No Unknown
Local guidelines for appropriate riparian zone buffers or protection
Non-local guidelines for appropriate riparian zone buffers or protection
Both

* 15. Are the ecosystem services provided by riparian areas recognised and promoted as part of your management operations?

* 16. Additional comments

* 17. Contact details

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