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Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates
Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates

Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates

PBP has developed the four Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates to assess site-specific ecological values, biodiversity significance and threatening processes to natural areas, at a level that is consistent with regional scientific standards. The templates were published in the Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines for the Perth Metropolitan Region, and have since have undergone a review based on feedback from users. The revised templates can be downloaded from this page - see below.

Natural Area Initial Desktop Assessment: Completion of the Natural Area Initial Desktop Assessment template requires compilation of existing information about the natural area (including details of ownership, management and past studies).

Natural Area Initial Field Assessment A: The Natural Area Initial Field Assessment A can be used by Local Governments, community groups or consultants to document the basic ecological values of a given natural area.

Natural Area Initial Field Assessment B: The Natural Area Initial Field Assessment B is designed to record the presence of significant species or communities (such as Declared Rare Flora, Priority Flora, Specially Protected or Priority Fauna and Threatened Ecological Communities). A higher skill level is needed to complete this assessment.

Natural Area Initial Assessment Summary Template: The Natural Area Initial Assessment Summary Template allows all the information gathered using the Desktop and Field assessments to be collated. If weightings are given to each ecological criteria, a final 'score' can be calculated for a reserve. These scores can be used to rank and prioritise natural areas for protection and management.

User's Guide for the NAIA Templates: A User's Guide is available to assist users of the Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates to collect information on natural areas and enter it into a Natural Area Initial Assessment Database. Please contact the Environment Policy Manager to option a copy via environment@walga.asn.au.

Click here to download the Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates (PDF)
Click here to download the Natural Area Initial Assessment Templates (Word)












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