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Economically viable land regeneration in Central Queensland and improved water quality outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Megan StarMegan Star, PD Donaghy, John RolfeJohn Rolfe
The impact of excessive sediment loads entering into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon has led to increased awareness of land condition in grazing lands. Improved ground cover and land condition have been identified as two important factors in reducing sediment loads. This paper reports the economics of land regeneration using case studies for two different land types in the Fitzroy Basin. The results suggest that for sediment reduction to be achieved from land regeneration of more fertile land types (brigalow blackbutt) the most efficient method of allocating funds would be through extension and education. However for less productive country (narrow leaved ironbark woodlands) incentives will be required. The analysis also highlights the need for further scientific data to undertake similar financial assessments of land regeneration for other locations in Queensland.

History

Volume

33

Issue

3

Start Page

267

End Page

276

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

1834-7541

ISSN

1036-9872

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Management; Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Rangeland Journal

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