Natural character in Northland: application of the River Values Assessment System (RiVAS)
Booth, Kay L.; Ballinger, John; Blunden, Greg; Farrow, Mike; Glover, Natalie; Gregson, Julie; Jones, Darryl
The River Values Assessment System (RiVAS) was applied by a River Expert Panel to eight resource attributes to assess 57 river units in the Northland Region for their natural character. The method was applied to differentiate rivers of high natural character (n=10), moderate natural character (n=34), and low natural character (n=13). Few data were available, so the Expert Panel relied on their own assessments for most attributes.
Fields of Research1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 0502 Environmental Science and Management
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