Natural regeneration approach to ecological restoration
Lessons and Limitations
- Natural regeneration can occur in areas where damage is low or, at least for some species, where long time frames are available.
- In some cases with long histories of utilisation, only partial recovery may be possible without moving the site to a more 'assisted regeneration' model.
- Levels of invasive species over and above a 'maintenance' level would also take a site to an 'assisted regeneration' approach rather than a 'natural regeneration' approach.
Example of ceasing overfishing:
Examples of ceasing livestock grazing:
Broken Hill Regeneration Area
Neds Corner, Victoria (some parts)
Example of ceasing clearing:
Brigalow regrowth, Queensland
Example of ceasing mowing:
Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, North Head Sanctuary, former artillery site