Land Management Information

Stock grazing

General information:
Management of weeds in pastures:

Wetlands and waterways

General information:
    • The Parks and Wildlife Service​ website contains general descriptive information on Tasmania's wetlands
    • The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources
​Management information:
    Managing rivers and streams in Tasmania, published by Land and Water Australia, provides general information on waterways and their management
    • The Wetlands and Waterways Works Manual provides guidelines on the environmental best practice principles that should be used when planning and undertaking works in waterways and wetlands
    • The Guidelines for safe and effective herbicide use near water guide (below)provides information on herbicide use near waterways and wetlands:
  Rivercare Guideline for Herbicide Use Near Water   (834Kb)
Assessing and monitoring wetland vegetation and health:

The following handbooks by Margaret Brock were produced as part of the wetland research program of the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation.

  Does Your Wetland Flood Wet and Dry? Water Regine and Wetland Plants   (842Kb)

  Are There Plants in Your Wetland? Revegetating Wetlands.   (1Mb)

  Are There Seeds in Your Wetland? Assessing Wetland Vegetation   (2Mb)


Riparian areas

General information:
    • General information on management of riparian areas can be found in Kit 6 of the Tasmanian Bushcare Toolkit
    "Tasmanian Streambank Plants" by R. Glazik & M. Askey-Doran (hardcopy only)
    • The publication Managing rivers and streams in Tasmania provides general information on waterways and riparian areas and their management. Useful information can also found in Stock and Waterways: A Managers Guide, which provides a method for assessing the health of riparian vegetation as well as practical advice relating to stock management issues
    • The Wetlands and Waterways Works Manual provides guidelines on the environmental best practice principles that should be used when planning and undertaking works in waterways and wetlands

Soil management and salinity

General information:

Weeds, pests and diseases

Weed information:
Phytophthora information:
  • Information on Phytophthora (root rot), including information on identification, impacts and management can be found on this website.

 

Pests information:
    • The Weeds, Pests and Diseases page on the DPIPWE website provides comprehensive information on weeds, pests and diseases, including their identification and management

Revegetation

    • Kit 4 of the Tasmanian Bushcare Toolkit provides information on a range of topics related to the revegetation and rehabilitation of degraded land

Native fauna management


Fire

Tasmanian Fire Service resources:

General information:

General information on fire management can be found in Kit 2 of the Tasmanian Bushcare Toolkit, which describes the use of fire as a management tool, and provides information on a range of fire management practises   .

Vegetation condition

General information:
    • Information on assessing and monitoring vegetation condition can be found in Kit 1 of the Tasmanian Bushcare Toolkit
    Vegetation Monitoring in Tasmania provides resources for assessing vegetation condition in Tasmania
    • The Tasmanian River Condition Index is a new approach to assess river condition for Tasmanian catchments. The Tasmanian River Condition Index or TRCI assesses four key components (or sub-indices) of river condition, providing an integrated approach to compare current condition to a pre-European reference

Monitoring

    A Technical Manual for Vegetation Monitoring by Phil Barker provides technical detail on monitoring techniques
    • Another useful reference is A Users Guide to Vegetation Monitoring by McCoull and Barnes, a report from the DPIPWE Nature Conservation Report Series
    • The Tasmanian River Condition Index is a new approach to assess river condition for Tasmanian catchments. The Tasmanian River Condition Index or TRCI assesses four key components (or sub-indices) of river condition, providing an integrated approach to compare current condition to a pre-European reference

Contact

Private Land Conservation Enquiries
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: PrivateLandConservation.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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