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dc.contributor.authorBarker, Victoria Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-03T10:47:18Z
dc.date.available2012-07-03T10:47:18Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4627
dc.description.abstractRestoration of rivers and streams requires the determination of actions and decision making due to the limited time and resources that are available. Site selection for conservation and restoration efforts cannot be treated equally due to this lack of funds and decisions must be made to maximise the efforts and ecological function. Restoration and enhancement work is carried out on a local, regional and national level. This study chose to investigate this work on the regional level due to regional councils in New Zealand having a responsibility for natural resources. Nine regional councils in New Zealand were researched and interviewed to discover the priority methods and actions they take for restoration of streams or riverine environments. The results showed the main roles that were carried out, common to all councils, were of funding, support and assistance with restoration projects. The approach used was shown to be a mixture of council initiating restoration projects by targeting areas and also a community based approach. The main approach to restoration was a community initiated approach through site selection of areas the community wished to have restored. The community involvement and willingness to participate was shown to be a main influence in the decision making process, for which priorities were made, rather than the use of ecological priorities. A more consistent decision making approach between regions, in selecting sites and methods used is discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectrestorationen
dc.subjectenhancementen
dc.subjectstreamsen
dc.subjectriversen
dc.subjectregional councilsen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectstream managementen
dc.subjectResource Management Act 1991en
dc.subjectriverine environmentsen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectecological prioritiesen
dc.subjectnatural resourcesen
dc.titleRestoration prioritisation of riverine environments: an evaluation of regional councils in New Zealanden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorHamish, Rennie
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc050102 Ecosystem Functionen
dc.subject.anzsrc050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)en
dc.subject.anzsrc050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen
dc.subject.anzsrc160802 Environmental Sociologyen


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