A PROJECT leader has been appointed for the new TS–CRC
project Environmental Management Systems for the Northern Beef
Stephen Tapsall, a research scientist currently working on the Ord
Bonaparte Scheme in Kununurra, will lead the project. The project
aims to develop codes of environmental practice for the grazing
industry by working with the North Australian Beef Research
Council’s Regional Beef Research Committees. The project will
also involve TS–CRC’s researchers who will provide
ecological input into the codes.
The landscape health concept, developed by the CRC, will be used as
a basic framework for industry environmental codes of practice.
The concept caters for the requirements of different land users at
a range of scales within a whole of region basis. It includes
landscape attributes and indicators relevant to pastoralism at a
range of scales; paddock, property and region. The project is still
in the early stages, and is set to begin early in 2002.