Rainforest Restoration Manual for South-Eastern Australia is the definitive guide to the recovery and restoration of Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Gallery, Dry, Dry Gully and Littoral Rainforests from south-eastern ...
Rainforest Restoration Manual for South-Eastern Australia is the definitive guide to
the recovery and restoration of Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate,
Gallery, Dry, Dry Gully and Littoral Rainforests from south-eastern Queensland to
Tasmania. All of these rainforest types were inherently rare prior to settlement, and
today with depletion, feral animals, weeds and climate change, all are threatened –
with many listed under state and federal legislation.
The manual presents detailed restoration methods in 10 easy-to-follow steps,
documenting the research and trials undertaken during rainforest restoration over
more than two decades. These experiments and their results will empower readers
to uncover answers to many of the problems they could encounter. The manual is supported by a CD that provides important background information,
with 32 appendices, a propagation manual for the region's 735 rainforest plants, an
illustrated glossary and resources for teachers. Species lists and specific planting
guides are provided for the 57 rainforest floristic communities that occur from the
coast to the mountains between Durras Mountain in New South Wales and the
Otways in Victoria.
Extensively illustrated with colour photographs, this book will empower you or your
group to be able to restore, manage, protect and conserve the magnificent
rainforests that are in your care. The general principles and techniques described
will meet the needs of students and teachers, novices, experienced practitioners, community groups and agencies alike.
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Meet the Author
Bill Peel is an ecologist who has worked across a wide range of community organisations as well as state and federal natural resource management agencies, local government and in many consultancies over the last 30 years.
Summary and Key Findings
How to Use this Manual
Rainforest Restoration Update
1) Background to Rainforest Restoration
2) Understanding Your Rainforest and Applying First Aid
3) Your Rainforest and Regional Context
4) Immediate Actions and Site Planning
5) Choosing Your Method of Restoration
7) Project Planning
8) Project Implementation
9) What is Success in Restoration?
10) Maintenance and Ongoing Ecological Management
Contents for Supplementary Material on CD-ROM
1—Scope and History
2—Why Restore Rainforest?
3—Social Theory and Philosophy
5—Where Your Site Sits in the Landscape
8—Plant Stock and Planting
9—Rainforest Depletion in South-Eastern Australia
Appendices to Supplement