Monitoring and Evaluation of Landcare works.
Monitoring change over time is really the only way we can make any kind of objective evaluation of the work we have done.
Monitoring is the long term big picture process that can feel like the worst chore in the world unless you think clearly about why it is so important.
- Change over time to see when a problem is getting worse (serrated tussock, African lovegrass)
- Change over time so you can see when something is improving and you can say with a certain degree of surety that the approach you took had definite results.
The Southern Rivers CMA is standardising a lot of the methodology used to monitor environmental change. The monitoring most relevant to Landcare is Photopoint monitoring.