Revisiting the RRR Conference – Part 1 – Unlocking the self-sustaining restoration potential of drained wetlands

Back in February 2017, I went along to one of the most interesting and – given NGT’s focus on restoration science and practice – most relevant conferences I have ever attended. The Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate  (RRR) Conference in Armidale was a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with people just like us, trying to get positive things done on the ground, from all over Australia.

I tried to make the most of being there by presenting on four different restoration topics, and subsequently wrote up short (2-page) papers on three of them that were recently published in the conference proceedings.

Over the next few months, we’ll revisit and share these papers.

First up is “Unlocking the self-sustaining restoration potential of drained wetlands” (click on link left to download the pdf), a paper that used three NGT wetland restoration sites for a comparative case study in hydrological restoration methods and outcomes – as shown in the table below.

Table: Evaluation of three NGT restoration sites on public and private land

Table: Evaluation of three NGT restoration sites on public and private land

Despite employing different methods to suit the specific circumstances of each site, the restoration outcome unfolding in each case speaks for itself!

Read more about the outcomes at these sites by clicking on the links:

Scale Swamp - December 2017

A restored and regenerating Scale Swamp – December 2017

Mark Bachmann
Mark Bachmann
mark.bachmann@natureglenelg.org.au