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Land Use and Management

Queensland’s agriculture strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Agriculture is a pillar of the Queensland economy—it creates jobs, generates over $13.7 billion per annum for the Queensland economy and is the lifeblood of many rural and regional communities across the state. The Queensland Government understands the importance of agriculture and is committed to getting the industry back on track. To ....

Re-creating the Rural, Reconstructing Nature: An International Literature Review of the Environmental Implications of Amenity Migration

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Jesse B Abrams, Hannah Gosnell, Nicholas J Gill, Peter J Klepeis
  • Journal Name: Conservation and Society
  • Journal Number: 10.3
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications
  • ISBN: 0975-3133
  • Country: Australia

The term 'amenity migration' describes a broad diversity of patterns of human movement to rural places in search of particular lifestyle attributes. This review of international literature, drawn from the authors' own prior research and searches on relevant databases, synthesises findings on the implications of amenity migration for the creation ....

Reducing Victoria's Bushfire Risk on Public Land

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Published Location: East Melbourne
  • ISBN: 978-1-74287-971-0
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report details the performance of Department of Environment and Primary Industries’ Fuel Management Program in 2012–13. The Fuel Management Program is one part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to managing bushfire risk. Fuel management refers to activities DEPI, and its partner agencies, carry out on public lan ....

Report to the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation on the condition of the Western Australian pastoral resource base, 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dr PE Novelly and PWE Thomas
  • Publisher: Western Australian Agriculture Authority
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report updates changes in the Western Australian pastoral rangelands at the Land Conservation District (LCD) scale, providing information on seasonal quality, stock numbers and changes in the density/frequency of perennial shrubs and grasses. It is based on data from the Bureau of Meteorology, the Annual return of livestock and improvements ....

Resource Management Survey

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Science
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

The Australian government has developed a range of programs to encourage sustainable agriculture and protect Australia’s natural resources. These programs include the National Landcare Program, the Natural Heritage Trust and, more recently, the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality. The 2001-02 resource management survey was de ....

Restoration of tree lines in an agricultural landscape: their effectiveness as a conservation management tool

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Cottee-Jones, HEden W
  • Journal Name: Ecological Management & Restoration
  • Journal Number: 14.1
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 1442-7001
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

As remnant vegetation covers <15% of the Australian sheep-wheat belt, it is important to identify conservation strategies suitable for use in agricultural landscapes. Tree lines are widespread ecological structures in rural areas, and are now the subject of government subsidy schemes in New South Wales. However, the contribution of tree lines ....

Restructuring of Land and Community in the Remote Rural West: The Case of Wallowa County, Oregon

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Abrams, J.B.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Oregon State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Oregon
  • ISBN: 9781124762111
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Oregon

Since at least the 1970s, rural areas in the western United States, as elsewhere across the country and world, have been subject to social, economic, and political forces that have resulted in novel demographic and land tenure trends when compared to previous decades. Collectively, these processes of restructuring have created material ....

Role of natural and cultural features in defining rural character in south central Michigan

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Pynnonen-Valdez, Dori M.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Michigan State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Michigan
  • ISBN: 9780549607373
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Michigan

The problem of incompatible land use decisions has been surfacing in multiple regions as many families have recently migrated from city and suburbs to rural areas. Residents have repeatedly voiced a desire to protect "rural character," yet there have been few systematic attempts to have residents describe exactly what rural character me ....

Rural planning in England: A critique of current policy

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Curry, Nigel; Owen, Stephen
  • Journal Name: The Town Planning Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.80, No.6
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Published Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Country: United Kingdom

The article briefly explores the enduring primacy of agricultural planning over land use planning in rural areas in England since the Second World War. From this contextual overview, the paper critically evaluates in some detail a number of embedded land use planning principles that continue to sustain the residualisation of human welfa ....

Rural Workers and Environmentally Sustainable Livelihoods in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Helen Masterman-Smith
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Many nations claim to be pursuing a ‘green growth' model in response to global economic and climate crises including ambitious green jobs projections. The rural dimension of this issue requires closer attention. This article draws on secondary sources and Australian Bureau of Statistics data to critically analyse green jobs projections based on ....

Scaling results up from a plot and paddock scale to a property

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Scanlan, J. C. and MacLeod, N. D. and O'Reagain, P. J.
  • Journal Name: The Rangeland Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol.35
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Country: Australia

Grazing experiments are usually used to quantify and demonstrate the biophysical impact of grazing strategies, with the Wambiana grazing experiment being one of the longest running such experiments in northern Australia. Previous economic analyses of this experiment suggest that there is a major advantage in stocking at a fixed, moderate stocking ....

Sense of place as a determinant of people's attitudes towards the environment: Implications for natural resources management and planning in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Larson, Silva; De Freitas, Debora M; Hicks, Christina C
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 117
  • Publisher: Academic Press Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 03014797
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Integrating people's values and perceptions into planning is essential for the successful management of natural resources. However, successful implementation of natural resources management decisions on the ground is a complex task, which requires a comprehensive understanding of a system's social and ecological linkages.   This paper inve ....

Should we restrict foreign ownership of farmland?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Patrick J. Byrne
  • Journal Name: News Weekly
  • Journal Number: 2909

This article discusses the need for restrictions on foreign buy-up of farmland until a register of foreign ownership is established. However, the issue is complicated by the fact that many farmers would be happy to sell to anyone because of the parlous state of many rural industries. Discusses the relationship between farm debt and foreign owners ....

Sites of Integration in a Contested Landscape

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boxelaar, Lucia; Paine, Mark; Beilin, Ruth
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

In recent decades we have witnessed a diversification of rural communities, where the agricultural sector has had to increasingly compete with other interests and demands on rural land. Land management agencies have recognised that in order to resolve sustainability dilemmas, it is important to bring the diverse stakeholders togeth ....

Socioeconomic Changes and Forestland Development: Commonalities and Distinctions between the Eastern and Western United States

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: White, Eric M; Alig, Ralph J; Stein, Susan M
  • Journal Name: Journal of Forestry
  • Journal Number: Vol.108, No.7
  • Publisher: Society of American Foresters
  • Published Location: Bethesda, United States
  • Country: United States

Impacts of rural land development on natural resources in the United States have been well documented and research on rural land development provides important inputs to land conservation policy and program development. Although numerous landuse studies have been completed for the western and eastern states, still lacking is a single st ....

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