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Land Use and Management

From colonial outpost to popular tourism destination: a brief history of land use in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Region, Western Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Sanders, Dale
  • Journal Name: Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History
  • Journal Number: 23
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Following a short outline of physical geography of the region and pre European land use activities, this paper will take a brief look back into the history of land use in the Leeuwin – Naturaliste Region and explore the six distinct waves of land use experienced in the region since 1830. It will then suggest that the key to the most recent land ....

From countrysides of production to countrysides of consumption?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Slee, R W
  • Journal Name: The Journal of Agricultural Science
  • Journal Number: 143
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

The UK rural economy is increasingly driven by consumption-based demands rather than by productive land use. Such demands have been an influence on rural land use for many hundreds of years, but a range of factors, including greater wealth and mobility, have reinforced a long-standing trend for the rural economy to be consumption driven. A n ....

Getting Cold and Prickly on Saltland Extension

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Hardy, Justin; Ryder, Arjen; Bathgate, Andrew
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

This paper reflects on the methods, outcomes and learnings from an institutionallydriven analysis that aims to determine whether and where to further invest in saltland pastures from an economic and environmental perspective. The analysis showed that following a five year proactive and targeted extension strategy operating on the s ....

Growing rice on the Murrumbidgee River: cultures, politics, and practices of food production and water use, 1900 to 2012

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Emily O'Gorman
  • Journal Name: Journal of Australian Studies
  • Journal Number: 37.1
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1444-3058
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Within the context of contemporary concerns about ecological degradation and debates about water use for irrigation, this article examines how and why commercial rice growing began in the Murrumbidgee River region, New South Wales. It focuses on the crop's establishment and rapid expansion from approximately 1900 to 1960 and concentrates on three ....

Guidelines for land use mapping in Australia: principles, procedures and definitions: a technical handbook supporting the Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Programme, 3rd ed

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Programme
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Country: Australia

Land use and land management practice information is needed in order to develop effective responses to Australia?s natural resource management problems, including salinity and water quality, rates of soil erosion, acidification, nutrient decline and carbon losses. At the catchment scale, land use information is contributing to the ....

Helping hands to grow small towns: the role of town coordinators in facilitating change

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gaff, Suzette
  • Journal Name: Regional Policy and Practice
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Paper summarising a panel discussion presented to the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association. Conference (23rd: 1999: Newcastle, NSW). Report Location ....

How to make a city great: A review of the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Shannon Bouton, David Cis, Lenny Mendonca, Herbert Pohl, Jaana Remes, Henry Ritchie, Jonathan Woetzel
  • Publisher: McKinsey & Company

What makes a great city? It is a pressing question because by 2030, 5 billion people—60 percent of the world’s population—will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbo-charging the world’s economic growth. But for the leaders who govern cities, the challenges are tough. Those in many developing nations have to cope with urba ....

Identifying and communicating current issues for regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Charters, Kate; Vitartas, Peter; Waterman, Peter
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The development of policy affecting regional Australia is dependent on a range of information that is collected at many levels. For regional communities to prosper it is important that issues of importance and relevance to regions be collected and considered in the decision making processes of planners and policy makers. This paper ....

Identifying Priority Areas for Conservation Action in Agricultural Landscapes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Bennett, Andrew F; MacNally, Ralph
  • Journal Name: Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Farming for food, fibre and other products for human consumption is a dominant land-use throughout the world. Rural landscapes are also critical to the conservation of flora and fauna, and the maintenance of ecological processes on which all of life depends. In Australia, excessive clearing of native vegetation in the most producti ....

Impact and Benefit Agreements and the political ecology of mineral development in Nunavut

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hitch, Michael William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494144763
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Nunavut

Mining has been a major economic activity in the Canadian Arctic for the last century. It has made a valuable contribution to the development of this fragile economy and to the living standards of its inhabitants. The benefits include jobs and income, tax revenues and the social programs they finance, foreign exchange earnings, frontier ....

Implications of Tenure Insecurity for Aboriginal Land Use in Canada

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Natcher, D.C., Hickey, C.G., Nelson, M. & Davis, S.
  • Journal Name: Human organization
  • Journal Number: Vol.68, No.3
  • Publisher: Society of Applied Anthropology
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: Canada

In Canada, Aboriginal peoples are succeeding at regaining portions of their traditional land base. Accomplished through the signing of historic treaties and the negotiation of comprehensive land claims agreements, nearly seven percent of Canada's entire land base is now under the administrative authority of Aboriginal governments. Notwi ....

Improving Our Waterways

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Published Location: East Melbourne
  • ISBN: 978-1-74287-892-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Strategy aims to maintain or improve the condition of our waterways so they can support environmental, social, cultural and economic values that are important to communities. It provides direction for regional decision-making, investment and management issues for waterways, as well as the roles and responsibilities of management agencies. R ....

Indigenous peoples and governance structures : a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Nettheim, Garth; Craig, Donna. ; Meyers, Gary D
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 085575379X
  • Country: Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greenland, Scandinavia

Examines ways Indigenous peoples have used national and international legal mechanisms to create governance structures which facilitate interaction with non-Indigenous governments and structures, while remaining as close as possible to Indigenous structures and processes; includes studies from the United States, Alaska, Canada; New ....

Institutional reform in rural Australia: defining and allocating of property rights

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Gleeson T; Piper K
  • Editors: Mobbs, C; Moore, K
  • Journal Name: Property: rights and responsibilities: current Australian thinking
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642760780
  • Country: Australia

The current debate on the use of property rights as an instrument to progress ecologically sustainable development in rural Australia is circumscribed by agricultural fundamentalism, by commodification, and by command and control processes in rural programs. This reinforcing loop makes the creative processes that are essential to p ....

Integrating Environmental and Socio-Economic Indicators of a Linked Catchment- Coastal System Using Variable Environmental Intensity

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Dymond, John R; Davie, Tim J; A; Fenemor, Andrew D; Ekanayake, Jagath C; Knight, Ben R; Cole, Anthony O; de Oca Munguia, Oscar Montes; Allen, Will J; Young, Roger G; Basher, Les R; Dresser, Marc; Batstone, Chris J
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.46, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York, United States
  • Country: New Zealand

Can we develop land use policy that balances the conflicting views of stakeholders in a catchment while moving toward long term sustainability? Adaptive management provides a strategy for this whereby measures of catchment performance are compared against performance goals in order to progressively improve policy. However, the feedback ....

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