Plan of Management Guidelines
About the document
The National Reserve System (NRS) is Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our natural landscapes and native plants and animals for future generations. This information is for successful applicants who have obtained financial assistance from the Australian Government to establish and/or purchase land as a protected area to be managed as part of the National Reserve System.
Funding for the establishment of new protected areas is provided on the basis that the natural and associated cultural values on the land will be protected in perpetuity.
The development of a Plan of Management for a new protected area is fundamental to meeting funding requirements.
The guidelines for the National Reserve System Plans of Management include information on some of the main elements of protected area management, including adaptive management, management effectiveness, and monitoring and evaluation.