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Anna and Graham Cranney survey vegetation at Boolcoomatta Reserve, Adnyamathanha & Wilyakali Country, SA. By Kate Cranney
Anna and Graham Cranney survey vegetation at Boolcoomatta Reserve, Adnyamathanha & Wilyakali Country, SA. By Kate Cranney

Measuring our impact

How we plan

We use the best knowledge available to deliver landscape-scale impact. Our team of scientists, field staff, data specialists, conservation planners and Partnerships Managers work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other stakeholders. 

Across our reserves we use our Conservation Management Process (below) to plan, manage, monitor, evaluate and adapt our conservation projects.

This process is informed by global best practice and draws heavily on the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards). 

We use strategic indicators to consistently review and evaluate our progress. This sharpens our decision-making and helps us adapt our land management practices over time.

Biological monitoring at Nardoo Hills Reserve. By Will Sacre

  • Share

  • Document and share results with others (internally and externally).
  • Communicate the impact that has been achieved, the actions taken, and the lessons learned.
  • Analyse & Adapt

  • Assess the progress being made towards the desired impact, and whether or not we are on track.
  • Adapt the plan if necessary to make our work more effective.

Conservation Management Process

  • Assess

  • Define what ‘healthy Country’ looks like for a landscape.
  • Identify the species, habitats and cultural values that need to be managed and protected.
  • Identify threats to the health of the above.
  • Plan

  • Define the impact we want to have on target species, habitats and cultural values.
  • Identify the strategies and knowledge required to achieve this.
  • Confirm how we will monitor progress.
  • Implement

  • Identify the long-term resources required.
  • Prepare work plans and budgets, and implement on-ground activities in line with the plan.
  • Record data and report progress as activities are undertaken.

More on measuring impact

Priority landscapes

Priority landscapes

Through research, climate modelling and analysis, we've identified the landscapes where we can make the biggest difference.

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Reserve scorecards

Reserve scorecards

Our reserve scorecards are a summary of the condition of our conservation reserves, based on ecological reviews that are conducted every 5 years.

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Reserve scorecards

National results

Since we started managing land within our reserve network, we've maintained or improved the health of about 80% of our conservation targets.

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