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Grazing for Healthy Coastal Wetlands: Guidelines for managing coastal wetlands in grazing systems.

Wegscheidl, C. and Layden, I. (2011) Grazing for Healthy Coastal Wetlands: Guidelines for managing coastal wetlands in grazing systems. State of Queensland (Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation), Brisbane.

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Abstract

Grazing for Healthy Coastal Wetlands has been developed to provide graziers, landowners and extension officers with information on managing grazing in and around Queensland’s coastal wetlands to maintain healthy coastal wetlands and productive grazing enterprises.
It provides practical advice on how grazing and associated land management practices can be implemented to support the long-term health of coastal wetlands whilst maintaining production.

The guidelines have been compiled from published literature, grazier knowledge, wetlands managers and the experience of extension and natural resource management professionals. They reflect the current knowledge of suitable management practices for coastal wetlands. They are designed to complement and be considered in conjunction with existing information resources including the EDGEnetwork Grazing Land Management series and best management practice guidelines from regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups. While the recommendations apply broadly to Queensland’s coastal wetlands, regional, catchment and landscape-scale variations in wetland characteristics and the objectives of the individual grazing enterprise should be taken into account in planning and deciding management actions for wetlands. An individual grazing property may even have a range of wetland types with different management needs and objectives which should be identified during whole of property planning. Specific land and wetland management advice should also be sought from local grazing extension officers and NRM professionals.

Item Type:Book
Projects:The Queensland Wetlands Program is a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland Governments established in 2003 to protect and conserve Queensland’s wetlands.
Additional Information:© State of Queensland
Keywords:Wetland; coastal grazing; ecosystem; management; stock; pastures; grasses; pest management; estuarine wetland; salt marsh; mangrove; Great Barrier Reef; Queensland.
Subjects:Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Deposited On:20 Feb 2012 05:53
Last Modified:11 Oct 2017 04:48

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