ST: Research Into Assisted Natural Regeneration

Conduct further research into the potential for assisted natural regeneration to be used as a complementary strategy to revegetation for restoring large areas.

Why it is important?

Increasing the area of habitat for upland endemics and other at-risk species is critical and urgent to mitigate the impacts of climate change. There is a limit to how much can be achieved by volunteer community groups and the full cost of mainstream revegetation (eg. by contractors) presents a barrier to implementation.

Examples of Local Action

  • Expanding / continuing the long term “kickstart” research project (2011 – present) at Cloudland Nature Refuge.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CM 8: Corridors, Connectivity and the Community
Strategically and collaboratively conduct restoration projects in priority locations across the Wet Tropics, to improve landscape connectivity and increase ecosystem resilience.

Local Landscape:

Regional, Southern Tablelands

Regional Theme:

Climate Futures, Biodiversity

National Priorities:

Climate Change Adaptation