Conservation of TSRs
Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control and maintenance of almost 500,000ha of TSRs in NSW.
Measuring conservation value of TSRs
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has compiled a ‘best available’ spatial dataset on the conservation value of TSRs.
Historical data on conservation values (high, medium, low and unknown) for TSRs that are managed by Local Land Services has been compiled as part of an Environmental Trust project.
The data has been collated from reports and previous assessments conducted by a variety of organisations, including Local Land Services and OEH.
The data is available publicly on the OEH website data portal under a creative commons licence.
Here you will also find a report on the data sources used to compile the "best available" spatial data set.
TSR rapid assessment method
As part of the NSW Environmental Trust Linear Reserves Project, a rapid conservation assessment method has been developed to help assess the conservation value of TSRs.
The rapid assessment method is a relatively simple method of assessment that uses a three-part scoring system using conservation status (Part A) and landscape context (Part B) measures from existing spatial and data layers, and vegetation condition (Part C) that is assessed and scored in the field.
The method training package and guidelines are to assist with statewide consistency where possible and enable key reserve management staff to undertake RAM assessments.
- Introduction and Part A: Conservation status scoring and guide PDF, 311.08 KB
- Part B: Landscape context PDF, 62.55 KB
- Part C: Vegetation condition PDF, 430.23 KB
- Appendix 1: User guides PDF, 1341.27 KB
- Appendix 2: Establishing RAM photo monitoring points PDF, 299.96 KB
- Appendix 3: Conservation value assessment matrix PDF, 196.67 KB
- Appendix 4: RAM assessment sheets PDF, 257.87 KB