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Viability of revegetation incentives for meeting biodiversity and salinity objectives in the Goulburn-Broken Dryland


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Lockwood, M, Hawke, M and Curtis, A 2001 , Viability of revegetation incentives for meeting biodiversity and salinity objectives in the Goulburn-Broken Dryland.

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This report is part of a project being undertaken by the Charles Sturt University Johnstone
Centre and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE). The research
examined ways in which salinity mitigation and biodiversity conservation can be achieved in
the dryland portion of the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
The project had four main stages.
1. A literature review and interviews with key stakeholders were undertaken to identify
social factors affecting the implementation of the Goulburn-Broken Dryland Salinity
Management Plan (GBDSMP), particularly with respect to the poor adoption rates for best
management practices (BMPs).
2. Landholders were surveyed to explore the social factors identified in Stage 1, including
the constraints that have prevented landholders adopting BMPs. The results of the survey
have been published in Curtis et al. (2001).
3. A literature review of natural resource management policy approaches in Australia and a
workshop with experts were used to identify policy options that would improve the
adoption of BMPs in a revised GBDSMP. The review has been published as MacKay et
al. (2000) and a summary of the workshop is given in Lockwood & Hawke (2000). A
review was also undertaken of the potential of carbon credits to contribute to salinity
mitigation (Hawke 2000a).
4. One of the requirements for salinity mitigation is to increase the area of perennial
vegetation in the catchment. If this can be achieved, at least in part, through re-establishing
native vegetation, then biodiversity objectives will also be addressed. A survey was
undertaken to assess the extent to which the required level of revegetation could be
achieved through re-establishment of native vegetation, and the amount of public
investment that would be required.
This report addresses the fourth stage.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Authors/Creators:Lockwood, M and Hawke, M and Curtis, A
Publisher: Johnstone Centre
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