Report: TR 2015/10
Author: Wildlands Consultants Ltd
Geothermal ecosystems are one of the most threatened and sensitive ecosystem types in New Zealand and the Waikato region.
Simple and robust indicators are required, to provide relevant and timely information on changes over time. This report provides a comprehensive set of indicators, based on extent, condition, and landscape context.
Each indicator is associated with a five-point scale by which the status of each indicator can be assessed. Indicator rating thresholds should be reviewed once monitoring has been implemented to ensure they are relevant and meaningful. The indicators can be assessed as part of an ongoing monitoring programme, which can be implemented at various levels of intensity, and frequency.
|3.1||Area of identified geothermal SNAs|
|3.2||Area of legally protected geothermal SNA|
|4.2||Vegetation and habitat structure and composition|
|4.4||Threatened, uncommon, and characteristic species|
|4.5||Direct human activity|
|5.1||Connectivity and buffering|
|5.3||State of hydrological regime|
|6||Data capture and quality|