|What will Dr. Wild be doing to help us Restore Pedder? Anita will be undertaking the ecological restoration scoping study to show the ecological and social feasibility of the full restoration of Lake Pedder. Anita will bring together knowledge from local, national and international specialists to understand the scientific challenges and opportunities of restoring this irreplaceable glacial lake, rivers and peatland landscape of international significance. The study will build on and update previous work (Pedder 2000, UTas Symposium etc.) and liaise with experts in the various fields to prepare a series of public documents that identify: existing information, updated information and remaining knowledge gaps the major opportunities and risk of the project a prioritised list of studies and the timeframe and scope of work required to provide the knowledge to proceed Anita’s first step will be to engage with the ‘legacy-holders’, those with scientific knowledge of the lake, before and after damming and scientists who have undertaken subsequent research. The search for knowledge and experience will also extend to contacting international scientists who have undertaken dam removal and peatland restoration projects, notably in the US, Canada and Europe; this way, Tasmania can draw on and consolidate expertise in dam removal and ecological restoration. |
We are thrilled that Anita has joined our effort and we will be keeping you updated on her progress as she brings together the best of science on the restoration of Lake Pedder. You can read more on our restoration plans in Australian Geographic, 17 April 2019.