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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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Illegal firewood collection dangerous and unacceptable

04 Feb 2015

Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are appealing for public information regarding the ongoing illegal tree felling and firewood removal at Cobram Regional Park. Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger Andrew McDougall said: “We recently found evidence of two serious examples of illegal firewood collection,…

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What's on for March in Albert Park

1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Westerfolds parkrun

7 Mar 2015 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…

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Westerfolds parkrun

14 Mar 2015 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…

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Fromage a Trois - Cheese and Cider Festival

15 Mar 2015 11:00am-5:00pm

Fromage a Trois – Cheese and Cider Festival will showcase Australian Speciality cheese and cider makers, together with compliment products, set within the spectacular grounds of Werribee park. Visitors will be able to sample, experience and purchase produce while enjoying relaxing music from the main stage.