TF7.2 Wetland Condition Enhanced Monitoring
The Great Barrier Reef Wetland Monitoring Program tracks long-term trends in the pressures on and changes in the environmental values of natural freshwater wetlands as part of the Paddock to Reef program. Wetlands from the Normanby catchment to the Mary River catchment are monitored. The monitoring program focusses on vegetated swamps (palustrine wetlands) and lakes (lacustrine wetlands) occurring within floodplain systems connected to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon by surface waters. Four aspects of wetlands are monitored using an index of indicators to determine biological health (including water quality), physical naturalness, the naturalness of the hydrology, and connectivity to nearby wetlands and native vegetation. The results of these individual assessments are rolled up to give overall score card for Great Barrier Reef catchment wetlands. This assesses progress towards the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan Objective for improved wetland condition.
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