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Assessment monitoring and inventory

Tools for collecting wetland information, conducting assessments and gathering monitoring results are vital in the management of wetlands.

The Wetland Assessment Toolbox is a searchable database of methods. Each method is summarised to enable users to determine the suitability for their particular purpose.

There are hundreds of different assessment methods that can be used for different purposes. Careful consideration should be given to choosing the assessment method that is most suited to the study, as some methodologies may not provide the results required for the intended purpose.

Bowen River, Photo by Nick Cuff

Quick facts

of wetland area has been lost in the Murray–Darling catchment since settlement[1].

Wetland on-line education modules

A series of on-line education modules, including Assessing wetlands, has been prepared as a resource for people who want to learn more about wetlands.

Users can download and use the contents of this education module to meet their learning and training needs. This information should be used in conjunction with information found on this website.


  1. ^ State of the Environment Report 2011, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, viewed 10/10 2012, <>.

Last updated: 22 March 2013

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