This report forms part of the biophysical section of the Horse Trail Scientific Monitoring Program. Its primary focus is to observe and record the impacts of horse trail crossings on aquatic ecosystems and to ascertain if any of these impacts are of high concern. As was emphasised by Pickering et al. (2010) there have been no studies of the impacts of horse riding on streams within natural areas to date. This project will therefore add important
knowledge to this understudied area of scientific research, and its findings will inform the direction of future monitoring.
Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, October 2011