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Report No. 6

Impacts of Roads and Powerlines on the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Stage 2, July 2000

Research Report
Miriam Goosem and Steve Turton

Through the Wet Tropics Plan, a number of roads and tracks have been closed or have restricted access because of their potential impact on flora and fauna. As part of a consultancy for the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Rainforest CRC researchers monitored these impacts on native flora and fauna and the spread of exotic weeds and other pest organisms for a number of years.

This report details the results of the first two years' monitoring and includes an assessment of the impact of road/track closure/opening on the Wet Tropics, an assessment of road/track damage through increased use and indicators of impacts of road opening/closure for future monitoring.

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