Managing grazing in the semi-arid woodlands, by Ian Partridge, is
written in a readable question-and-answer style, and illustrated
wtih many colour photohraphs. The booklet briefly describes the
pasture types and the management options for sustainable
production, which include setting stocking rates, moving stock and
spelling, burning clearing or thinning trees, weed control and
improving the grazing.
Contact the Contact DPI Book Distribution Centre, contact details
Land cover changes
Land Cover Changes in Australia is a report from the Bureau of
Resource Sciences on the results of the collaborative
BRS–state agencies project on the remote sensing of
agricultural land cover change 1990/91-1995. The datasets developed
for the project are now available on CD. The report and information
about obtaining the datasets (available at 25m, 100m and 250m
resolution) is at the Bureau of Rural Sciences website.
See link below.
Queensland native vegetation
A new DNR publication, Native Vegetation Management in Queensland:
Background, Science and Values, examines the role of native
vegetation within ecosystems, in particular within agri-ecosystems.
Issues covered include biodiversity, ecosystem services, habitat
loss, fragmentation, soil loss, nutrient cycling, salinity,
dieback, sustainable development, greenhouse, tree-grass
interactions, and production factors.
Contact Qld Dept. Natural Resources & Mines, links below.
Dynamics of Change
Land of Discontent: the Dynamics of Change in Rural and Regional
Australia, edited by Bill Pritchard and Phil McManus, discusses the
decline of country towns, indigenous and environmental issues,
health in rural areas, effects of financial deregulation and bank
closures and the impact of technology. It explores why and how
these changes came about, and what they will mean for rural
Contact UNSW Press, contact details below.