The TMA seeks to protect and recover native ecosystems to the point that they are self-sustaining, native species dominated communities with secure populations of native plants and animals.
Healthy native ecosystems are more resilient to threats such as climate change and are more capable of recovery after disturbance. Management work generally focuses on a landscape scale which is cost effective and has potential for positive results on a large number of native species, both common and rare.
The four components of habitat
and watershed protection include:
- Threat management
- Endangered species protection
- Monitoring and research