Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV): a method for assessing the ecological functions of Auckland streams

Author:
Justine L Quinn, Martin W Neale, Richard G Storey
Source:
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit RIMU
Publication date:
2011
Topics:
Freshwater

This report details the technical background of the Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV), a method for quantifying the values of streams based on the performance of their key ecological functions. The SEV was developed to quantify the ecological value of streams in a consistent manner to inform resource management decisions.

Historically, such assessments have been inconsistent and therefore of varying, but often limited, value for reliably assessing the ecological value of the resource. Hence, the requirement for a standard approach for assessing the ecological value of streams was recognised and provided the stimulus for the development of the SEVThis report details the technical background of the Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV), a method for quantifying the values of streams based on the performance of their key ecological functions. The SEV was developed to quantify the ecological value of streams in a consistent manner to inform resource management decisions.

Auckland Council technical report, TR2011/009

See also,  Stream ecological valuation: application to intermittent streams, TR2016/023

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