2007 An Evaluation of Icon Roadside Environments in the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast Region
This report documents and evaluates the vegetation condition and biodiversity value of 28 high quality (icon) roadside vegetation remnants surveyed within the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast region
Linear road reserves and Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) contain important biodiversity, social/cultural and economic values. To promote these values and develop best practice management of linear road reserves, HCCREMS completed 28 Systematic biodiversity assessments to evaluate the vegetation condition and biodiversity value of high quality roadside vegetation remnants across 14 Local Government Areas, as an initiative of the Roadside Environment Committee.
The key activities of the program included:
- Promotion of biodiversity values and development of best practice management of linear road reserves
- Updating and developing roadside planning instruments and management tools
- Providing accredited training for council staff responsible for managing and maintaining roadside environments and TSRs