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Science and adaptive management

Adaptive management provides a structured approach to inform park management decisions in times of uncertainty.

Natural systems are complex and there will always be information gaps and uncertainty.

Adaptive management is based on the following principles:

  • Objectives for parks must be clearly defined
  • Management responses must be measured against those objectives 
  • Further management responses are adjusted to incorporate evaluation and feedback. 

Parks Victoria’s adaptive management framework has five clear stages:

  1. Set the context - define the important assets and threats
  2. Plan - set measurable goals and objectives to direct management strategies
  3. Implement management and monitoring programs
  4. Evaluate - analyse and apply the information collected
  5. Communicate - share the information and learn from the experiences.

Adaptive Management Framework

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Ancient Aboriginal rock-art sites conserved in the Grampians National Park

28 Apr 2015

Six ancient and culturally significant Aboriginal rock-art sites have been the focus of conservation works this month in the Grampians National Park. A team comprising Parks Victoria rangers and representatives of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Aboriginal peoples, the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV) and a rock-art conservation specialist visited…

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