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Overland Track Sustainable Management Report - September 2008

Overland Track Sustainable Management Report - September 2008
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Sustainability Management

Summary

Significant work has been undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of managing the reserve system, including visitor use. This approach has included the monitoring and reporting on sustainability outcomes.

One of the ‘test-cases’ in sustainable management for the PWS has been the implementation of changes to managing the Overland Track undertaken since 2004.

To this end, a Sustainable Management Report has been prepared to provide a ‘topline’ appraisal of the outcome from these efforts.

Specifically, the report aims to:

  • establish a set of proposed standards and indicators for ten measured variables against which the management performance can be evaluated;
  • evaluate whether we are achieving the proposed standards for sustainable management;
  • improve our understanding of the condition of and pressures on the Overland Track (and also nearby sites within the immediate national park and TWWHA more broadly);
  • inform planning and decision making at all levels of management;
  • assist in the allocation of funding and resources, and
  • help the community and visitors understand our management performance.