New Technical Guide – Flora and Vegetation Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment

Jan 27, 2016


The Environmental Protection Authority has recently released its Technical Guide - Flora and Vegetation Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment, a joint publication with the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

This technical guide provides information on adequate survey techniques and standards for the EPA’s environmental factor of flora and vegetation.

It defines data collection techniques and standards for EIA including survey preparation, design, data analysis and reporting, and addresses issues that may arise in EIA, such as:

  • appropriate level of survey in relation to a proposal;
  • techniques for vegetation classification;
  • how to define TECs/PECs; and
  • common terminology.
A copy of the guide may be obtained from EPA via this link.



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