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Preparing a restoration plan

A restoration plan provides a framework for your group's project.

Holdsworth planning workshop. DOC

When preparing a restoration plan, look at other relevant examples and consider the following:

  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Who needs to be involved in the development of the plan?
  • Include a clear, shared and agreed vision, objectives and goals. 
  • Include a detailed action plan with timings and costings (if possible).
  • Include monitoring so you know if you are on track or need to adapt.
  • Include a review timeframe.
  • Ask an expert to review it

At Restoration Day 2010 Colin Muerk of Landcare Research presented a simple framework for setting goals and objectives for your restoration project, identifying key tasks and there after developing work schedules and a budget. Colin's presentation was adapted from that of Murray Williams, Victoria University of Wellington.

Creating restoration plans presentation by Colin Muerk, Landcare Research (PDF, 2.8MB)
Restoration and monitoring plan template (PDF, 159KB)
Guidelines to the development and monitoring of ecological restoration programmes, Department of Conservation

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