Rapid Assessment Methodology (RAM) and EcoRoadside Training Workshop
Councils are invited to attend a free one-day workshop provided by Local Government NSW to learn more about undertaking conservation value assessments of roadside areas using the Rapid Assessment Methodology (RAM)* and how to capture this data using the EcoRoadside App.
Learn how to:
source and access existing information about roadside reserves, including maps (e.g. SEED database), reports and databases
use the Rapid Assessment Methodology to assess roadside reserves
use the EcoRoadside App to undertake field based assessments.
Participants will also be provided with assistance in understanding the types of vegetation communities in their area and the dominant species they might encounter when assessing their roadside reserves.
The training will include a practical in-field component assessing roadside reserve areas and capturing this data in the App.
Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Parkes Shire Council Administration Building, 2 Cecile St, Parkes
Places are limited and depending on bookings there may be a limit on the number of places per council. Please register to reserve your place by contacting:
Council Roadside Reserves Project Officer – Kathy Godfrey
(02) 9242 4053
*The RAM provides councils with a tool to capture current information on the environmental characteristics of roadside reserves, including the generation of conservation values. Councils will then be able to use the information captured by the RAM to prioritise and manage their roadside reserves.
For more information please contact Council Roadside Reserves Project Officer – Kathy Godfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 9242 4053