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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.

There is a difference between wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring. Inventory involves the collection and storage of data while assessment requires the manipulation and comparison of data. Monitoring is the collection of data over time to determine changes in wetland extent and condition. The following links provide more detail on:

Bowen River, Photo by Nick Cuff

Quick facts

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


  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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Assessment monitoring and inventory, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 18 May 2015, <>.

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