Effectiveness Monitoring Guidelines for Ecosystem Restoration

Machmer, M. and C. Steeger

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This document provides a conceptual framework and guidelines for effectiveness monitoring (EM) of restoration projects. It reviews the rationale for conducting effectiveness monitoring, and describes the sequence of steps involved in designing, implementing and summarizing the results of EM. Effectiveness monitoring addresses the question of how successful a project ultimately is at restoring the ecosystem or component parts. It involves assessing restoration progress in relation to initial objectives, and refining treatment prescriptions, where required, to increase their effectiveness. EM is a critical component of an adaptive management approach to ecosystem restoration.

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Technical Document

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, British Columbia