View the complete list of Envirolink tools developed with Envirolink funding.

Envirolink 29 November 2016 tool update (45KB)

Interoperable S-Map [R9-2] S-Map WFS for OVERSEER 1
Maximising the Effectiveness of Farm Plans [R8-2] 

FOCUS - Maximising the Effectiveness of Farm Plans 2

FOCUS User Guide

Vue Package Focus (53MB)

Capture Zone Guidelines for New Zealand [R6-2]

Capture Zone Guidelines for New Zealand

Capture Zone Delineation - Technical Report

Capture Zone Delineation - Simple methods spreadsheet (GNS Science)

Guidelines for Monitoring Land Fragmentation: Review of Knowledge, Issues, Policies, and Monitoring [R8-3]

National Guidelines for Monitoring and Reporting Effects of Land Fragmentation

Guidelines for Monitoring Land Fragmentation: Review of knowledge, issues, policies and monitoring

Risk-based Land Use Planning for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction [R7-1] 

Risk-based land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction

National Environmental Monitoring Standards [R8-1]

National Environmental Monitoring Standards Factsheet (LAWA)

Soil Quality Indicators - the Next Generation [R6-3] 

Soil Quality Indicators: The Next Generation 

NZ Freshwater Fish Sampling Protocols [R2-1] 

New Zealand freshwater fish sampling protocols 

Guidelines for Artificial Lakes [R4-4]

Guidelines for artifical lakes

Checklist for artificial lakes tool - guiding principles

Defining Coastal Hazard Zones for Setback Lines [R3-2]

Defining coastal hazard zones for setback lines

Decision Support Systems Directory [R7-3]

http://tools.envirolink.govt.nz/3

Review of the New Zealand Instream plant and nutrient guidelines and development of an extended decision making framework: Phases 1 and 2 final report [R5-5] 

Review of the NZ Instream Plant and Nutrient Guidelines

Periphyton BBN model - see review for running instructions

General macrophyte BBN model - see review for running instructions

Marine Habitat Assessment Decision Support Tool - background and operating instructions [R4-6] 

Marine Habitat Assessment Decision Support Tool

Setting Outcomes and Measuring Performance of Regional Council Pest and Weed Management Programmes [R6-1] 

Setting outcomes and measuring performance of Regional Council pest and weed management programmes (Landcare Research)

SINDI: Soil Quality Indicators [R2-2]

http://sindi.landcareresearch.co.nz/ 

S-Map Soil Data Tool to Underpin Intensive Farm Management [R5-1] 

http://smap.landcareresearch.co.nz/home

New Zealand Land Use Database and Classification [R5-2] 

http://lris.scinfo.org.nz/#/layers/global/oceania/new-zealand/

Sediment Assessment Methods: Protocols and guidelines for assessing the effects of deposited fine sediment on in-stream values [R4-1] 

Sediment Assessment Methods Tool

Microbial Source Tracking (MST) Tools for Water Quality Monitoring [R5-3]

MST Tool

Air Quality Incentives Tool [R4-3]

Good practice guide for designing and implementing an incentives programme for domestic heating

Appendix H – Emission and Socio-economic spatial model

A cost model

Threatened Environment Tool [R1-2] 

Threatened Environment Tool

Land Use Capability Handbook [R1-7]

Land Use Capability Handbook

Catchment Land Use for Environmental Sustainability [R1-4]

 CLUES 

Stream Habitat Assessment Protocols for Wadeable Rivers and Streams of New Zealand [R1-1] 

Stream Habitat Assessment Protocols for Wadeable Rivers and Streams of New Zealand

The Stream Restoration Indicator Toolkit [R1-6] 

The Stream Restoration Indicator Toolkit 

Vertebrate Pest Decision Support System [R2-3] 

Vertebrate Pest Decision Support System 

Guidelines for separation distances based on virus transport between on-site domestic wastewater systems and wells [R3-3]

Guidelines for separation distances based on virus transport between on-site domestic wastewater systems and wells

The River Values Assessment System [R4-2]

The River Values Assessment System Volume 1: Overview of the method, guidelines for use and application to recreational values

The River Values Assessment System Volume 2: Application to cultural, production and environmental values

Sea Water Intrusion Assessment Tool [420-NLRC50] 

Guidelines for the Monitoring and Management of Sea Water Intrusion Risks on Groundwater

Spreadsheets for Sea Water Intrusion Assessments

Characterising Dairy Manures and Slurries Tool [R5-4]

Characterising Dairy Manures and Slurries

 

 Non-Envirolink resources
Land and Soil Monitoring tool available from the Land Monitoring Forum

Land and Soil Monitoring - A Guide for SoE and Regional Council Reporting

Review of Best Management Practices for Aquatic Vegetation Control

Review of Best Management Practices for Aquatic Vegetation Control

 

Footnotes

1The Interoperable S-map for OVERSEER Envirolink Tools Project has deployed a web data service based upon an International Standards Organisation/Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) specification to provide spatially located S-map soil siblings and their properties to the OVERSEER nutrient budgeting tool. Access to the service is restricted. To gain access to the S-map for OVERSEER WFS contact Linda Lilburne, Landcare Research (NZ) Ltd.

2FOCUS is a framework that formalises the link between catchment land use activities and farm water quality planning undertaken by Land Management Officers. It is a modular, flexible, living and simple framework delivered in five modules –Signal of Harm, User Training, Catchment, Farm and Outcomes. FOCUS is delivered electronically as a series of dynamic documents within the VUE (Visual Understanding Environment) software package so that users can edit and customise documents.

To get started:

  1. Read the User Guide to find out what FOCUS is and how it might be useful to you.
  2. Download and install VUE from http://vue.tufts.edu/download. You will need to register as a user to download the software. Watch the VUE introductory video on YouTube (VUE Overview, or YouTube search: VUE 2 Overview).
  3. Open the project VUE package FOCUS.vpk. Turn on the Layers window (CTRL+5), and turn on and off layers with the eye icon to the right of the Layer Name. Use the browse tool  ---> to navigate through the documents.

3 A directory of spatial and non-spatial models, tools, and frameworks that can be used by councils to support decision making.