Natural character in the Gisborne District: application of the river values assessment system (RiVAS)
Booth, K. A. Y.; Callis, J.; Cave, Hamish; Fogle, Sally; Gaddum, Meg; Hudson, Kerry; Warmenhoven, Tui
The River Values Assessment System (RiVAS) was applied by a River Expert Panel to eight resource attributes to assess 61 river units in the Gisborne District for their natural character. The method was applied to differentiate rivers of high natural character (n=36), moderate natural character (n=17), and low natural character (n=8) – see Table 1. Few data were available, so the Expert Panel relied on their own assessments for most attributes.
Fields of Research050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
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