The Project will develop and trial methods for rehabilitation of pencil pine stands, sphagnum peatlands and erodible soils in 2016 bushfire affected areas in Lake Mackenzie. The rehabilitation methods developed will inform assessment of risks and responses to future fire impacts on fire sensitive alpine vegetation and soils in the TWWHA and will assist with mitigating future fire impacts on the Outstanding Universal Values of the TWWHA.
The scope of work includes:
- Identify rehabilitation methods (the trials) for pencil pine stands, sphagnum peatland and erodible soils in the area of Lake Mackenzie (TWWHA) impacted by the 2016 bushfires; and design a scientifically robust test of those methods.
- Establish procedures for maintenance and monitoring and develop a project plan.
- Implement the rehabilitation trials.
- Monitor, collect and analyse data from the trial rehabilitation sites.
- Produce a final report and decision tool or guide.