Monitoring is essential to track progress towards project goals and identify early any potential factors that may influence the outcome. Information collected is used to quantify progress (in comparison with the completion criteria), and determine whether further action is required. Tranen not only monitors its own projects, but often provides independent third-party assessment reports and recommendations for projects implemented by others.
The frequency and level of monitoring is tailored to suit each particular project. Information that may be collected during a typical monitoring event may include:
• photographic records;
• species present (native and weed);
• stem density and species representation;
• seed germination and planted seedling survival rates;
• plant height, growth, and health assessments; and
• general observations of factors influencing progress, such as unauthorised access, vandalism, fire, soil erosion, herbivory, rubbish deposition, and pests etc.
Tranen has extensive experience in all aspects of monitoring to meet the requirements of local, state and federal government and other bodies.