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CPP Project 8 - Further resources

Further resources: Woodlands, sustainable farming and NRM

 

The links below are to a selection of the countless resources relating to woodlands which have been produced by other organisations. While this collection is by no means comprehensive, it aims to provide some useful further information for anyone wishing to further explore woodland ecosystems, their restoration and management, and associated flora and fauna.

Jump to a specific topic using the links below, or simply scroll down to browse through the selection.

Birds and other native fauna

Erosion management

Grassy woodlands

Managing native pastures

Managing remnant native vegetation

Paddock trees

Revegetation and restoration of native vegetation

 


Birds and other native fauna

  • Arboreal marsupials: A factsheet describing arboreal marsupials - such as possums and gliders - as well as the threats they are facing, and how you can help improve their habitat. Produced by Land, Water & Wool for New England wool properties, 4 pages
  • Assessing wildlife habitat: An informative guide for landholders interested in learning about the key habitat features most likely to support native animals, and how best to manage and restore these features. Produced by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, 4 pages
  • Bats: A factsheet describing the different types of bats found in farming landscapes, the habitat elements which they require, and how you can help their survival through appropriate farm management. Produced by Land, Water & Wool for New England wool properties, 4 pages
  • Birds: A factsheet describing the importance of birds on farms, the species of birds typically found in different farm habitats (eg pasture, scattered trees, windbreaks, etc) and details of those species which are currently declining. Produced by Land, Water & Wool for New England wool properties, 4 pages
  • Conservation of woodland birds: A brochure describing the species of birds typically found in different parts of box gum grassy woodlands, including hollow nesters, ground dwellers, shrub dwellers, and canopy dwellers. Includes useful photographs for identification. Produced by the Grassy Box Woodland Conservation Management Network, 2 pages
  • Creating a frog-friendly habitat: A guide taking landholders through the steps required to create habitat for frogs. Includes structural aspects of pond and non-pond habitats, and useful plant species lists. A useful guide for schools and urban residents, as well as rural property owners. Produced by ACT Frogwatch, 8 pages
  • Fauna that depend on Box Gum Grassy Woodlands: A list of the many species of fauna that depend on Box Gum Grassy Woodlands. Covers mammals (arboreal and terrestrial), frogs, reptiles (snakes and lizards) and birds (terrestrial and aquatic). Prepared by Toni McLeish, using lists compiled by Phil Spark (fauna) and Julian Reid (birds), 5 pages
  • Life in a woodland tree: An attractive poster describing the many native animals which utilise the various parts of woodland trees, including canopy, flowers, mistletoe, hollows, bark and fallen timber. Further information is also available on the associated Fenner School website. Produced by The Fenner School ANU, 1 page
  • Squirrel gliders: A factsheet describing squirrel gliders, their habitat and feeding needs, threats they face and what landholders can do to help them. Produced by Pittwater Council, 2 pages
  • Superb parrots: A factsheet covering a description of superb parrots and their life cycle, threats to the species, what landholders can do to help them and the benefits to landholders of maintaining their habitat. Produced by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, 2 pages
  • Watching and surveying wildlife: A practical guide to help landholders discover what native birds and other animals are on their property at different times of the year, using simple techniques and equipment. Produced by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, 4 pages

 

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Erosion management

  • Erosion control field guide: A guide covering several alternative erosion control structures, including one rock dams, rock mulch rundowns, Zuni bowls and media luna structures. Includes basic descriptions and useful diagrams. Produced by the Quivira Coalition (USA), 10 pages
  • Gully erosion repair: A guideline to help landholders identify the causes of gully erosion, and design a solution for gully erosion on their property. Produced by SEQ Catchments, 4 pages
  • Revegetating watercourses: An interesting fact sheet outlining the importance of the riparian zone and riparian vegetation, and explaining the steps required to successfully revegetate a riparian zone (note the species listed are for South Australia, and may not be suitable for properties in our region). Produced by the Mount Lofty Ranges Catchment Program, 4 pages
  • Stream bank erosion repair: A guideline to help landholders identify the causes of stream bank erosion, and design a solution for stream bank erosion on their property. Produced by SEQ Catchments, 4 pages
  • Farm dam handbook: An excellent booklet describing the key features of farm dams, and how best to manage the different zones in terms of livestock impacts, water quality, vegetation and native wildlife. Produced by the Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA, 44 pages
  • Land and soil capability: A useful guide to classifying land and soil capabilities, and managing your landscape in respect of these classifications. Produced by the Central West CMA, 36 pages
  • Dispersive soils and their management: A detailed manual outlining dispersion and associated erosion, identifying dispersive soils, minimising erosion risk in areas with dispersive soils and repair of erosion. Produced by the TAS Department of Primary Industries & Water, 40 pages
  • Guidelines for riparian fencing in flood-prone areas: A detailed guide to the design and construction of fencing in areas prone to floods. Design features discussed include fence alignment, strengthening options, height, fence type, and alternatives such as collapsible and sacrificial fences. Produced by the VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, 56 pages
  • Saving soil - A landholder's guide to preventing and repairing soil erosion: While this book has been written for landholders in the Northern Rivers catchment of NSW, much of the information is applicable to our region. Topics covered include managing grazing and groundcover to prevent erosion, designing suitable dams and tracks, managing gully erosion, and the causes of erosion. Produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, 186 pages
  • Stock and waterways - A manager's guide: This book covers the appropriate management of stock around waterways to prevent riparian erosion. Details covered include the location of fences and gates, water access points and crossings, choice of fence types, grazing management in the riparian zone, and dealing with challenges such as weeds and fire risk. Produced by Land & Water Australia, 110 pages
  • Understanding dispersive soils: A comprehensive e-book detailing the identification, impact and management of dispersive soils, together with a number of case studies of successful management of dispersive soils. Produced by Landcare Queensland, 247 pages

 

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Grassy woodlands

  • Guide to managing Box Gum Grassy Woodlands: An excellent resource providing a comprehensive coverage of box gum grassy woodlands and their management. The book is clearly laid out to enable landholders to go directly to sections of interest, or to target areas of concern for your property management. Produced by the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country program, 156 pages
  • Box Gum Grassy Woodland Project information booklet: This guide was produced for the BGGW Environmental Stewardship program, but contains excellent information on identifying, assessing and managing these woodlands. Produced by the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country program, 73 pages
  • BGGW brochure: A simple list to help landholders identify the key threats and actions for managing Box Gum Grassy Woodlands. Produced by the BGGW Management Network, 2 pages
  • Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands of the ACT and NSW: A double-sided poster showing lovely illustrations of a selection of bird and plant species found in these environments. The reverse of the poster contains information about the woodlands, and details of each of the species represented in the poster. Produced by the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2 pages
  • Naturally littered landscapes: An attractive flyer listing the many animals which rely on litter in the landscape for food and shelter. Produced by the BGGW Management Network, 1 page

 

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Managing native pastures

  • Native pasture management: This is an extremely useful guide, covering many aspects of managing and grazing native pastures. Produced by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, 16 pages
  • Identifying native perennial grasses: A handy poster format covering 15 common native perennial grasses. Information for each species includes photographs to aid with identification, and information about where they are usually found and other features to aid in identification. Produced by the Future Farms CRC 'Evergraze' program, 1 page
  • Biodiversity in the paddock: This booklet describes the role that native pastures can take in a sustainable farm system, appropriate grazing management strategies and a range of related topics to help landholders best utlise this valuable resource. Produced by CSIRO, 32 pages
  • Common native grasses of the Central West: This publication includes an excellent coverage of a wide range of native annual and perennial grasses, with information on identification, habitat requirements, grazing value and management strategies. The guide also includes some useful information on sowing, managing and grazing native pastures in general. Produced by the Central West CMA, 84 pages
  • Grassy guidelines: A handy guide covering best management practices for native grasslands and grassy woodlands. Produced by the Trust for Nature, 20 pages
  • Managing native grassland: This booklet is aimed at protecting and enhancing native grassland ecosystems. It includes sections on identification of these grasslands, threats and conservation actions. It also covers optimal grazing and weed management, with a conservation focus. Produced by WWF Australia, 24 pages

 

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Managing remnant native vegetation

  • Connectivity diagram: A simple poster showing the complex ways in which connectivity can be maintained and enhanced across the landscape. 1 page
  • How much habitat is enough: This brochure provides an assessment of the amount and type of habitat required by different native species in order to be able to maintain viable populations within the landscape. The information is based on scientific research conducted in Victoria. Produced by Deakin University, 5 pages
  • VegWatch Manual: This manual has been designed to assist landholders to undertake monitoring of native vegetation on their properties using a simple, consistent methodology. The book includes a number of different assessment and monitoring methods, and includes a good selection of recording sheet templates. Produced by the Molongolo Catchment Group, 111 pages
  • Native biodiversity resource kit: A guide and workbook for land managers to assess the native biodiversity on their properties, and implement appropriate management actions. Produced by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, 32 pages
  • Conserving biodiversity in modified production landscapes: A booklet outlining ten key strategies which can be used by landholders to maintain and enhance biodiversity in farming environments. The guidelines are based on research conducted by ANU researchers. Produced by Land and Water Australia, 12 pages
  • Effects of stock grazing on biodiversity values: Details the impacts of different grazing management strategies on native grasslands and grassy woodlands, and principles for grazing management in sensitive areas. Produced by Environment ACT, 66 pages
  • Assessing the conservation value of native vegetation on farms: This guide describes the various states of box gum grassy woodlands, from high quality woodlands through to degraded remnants.Management options are provided for each state, to assist landholders to maintain or improve the condition of woodland on their property. Produced by the Future Farm Industries CRC 'Evergraze' program, 20 pages

 

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Paddock trees

  • The importance of paddock trees: A short brochure outlining the environmental significance of scattered paddock trees, and the importance of their protection. Produced by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, 2 pages
  • Scattered paddock trees: A useful factsheet detailing the benefits of paddock trees for production and conservation, threats and protective measures which can be implemented. Produced by the NSW Local Land Services, 6 pages
  • Paddock trees and grazing: A guide to appropriate management around paddock trees, including the value of high-intensity, short-duration grazing. Produced by the ANU Sustainable Farms project, 5 pages
  • Dieback lessons: A description of the process of dieback, along with information about the causes and possible management options. Produced by the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, 6 pages

 

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Revegetation and restoration of native vegetation

  • Restoring Grassy White Box Woodlands: This includes a description of the white box woodland ecosystem, including many of the species which it commonly contains. Detail is provided of the ways in which the ecosystem has commonly been modified, and a "restoration toolkit" focussed on restoring the understorey. Produced by the Grassy Box Woodlands Conservation Management Network, 2 pages
  • Revegetation guide for Eucalypt woodlands: This handy guide describes a series of simple steps landholders can take to plan, implement and maintain revegetation works for eucalypt woodlands. Produced by Greening Australia, 15 pages
  • South-west Slopes Revegetation Guide: A comprehensive and extremely useful guide to help landholders understand the vegetation communities of our region, along with the range of threats and suitable management strategies. The second section of the book provides detailed information on vegetation communities found across our region, while the third section provides detailed notes on specific plant species found in our area. Produced by the Murray CMA and Department of Land and Water Conservation, 447 pages
  • Revegetation techniques: A detailed guide to planning, implementing and monitoring revegetation projects. A range of revegetation techniques are covered, including natural regeneration, direct seeding and planting seedlings. Produced by Greening Australia Victoria, 131 pages
  • Native seed collection: A guide to help landholders to sustainably collect native seed for revegetation purposes. Produced by FloraBank, 12 pages
  • Using native grass seed in revegetation: This useful guide helps landholders understand how to identify, collect and sow native grass seed for revegetation purposes. Produced by FloraBank, 20 pages
  • Grower's handbook: This handy book provides all the information you need to begin propagating your own native seedlings. Propagation from both seed and cuttings are covered, and there are lots of helpful tips included. Produced by Trees For Life, 54 pages
  • How to plan wildlife landscapes: This guide has been written specifically for community groups wishing to plan revegetation works at a landscape level. There are useful sections on planning and design, along with lots of additional information to help guide revegetation works in the best interests of native flora and fauna. Produced by the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, 64 pages
  • Revegetation in farm landscapes: This brochure assesses the benefits of different forms of revegetation for wildlife in farm landscapes. The information is based on scientific research conducted in Victoria, and provides many useful tips for landholders planning revegetation projects. Produced by the Glenelg-Hopkins CMA, 8 pages
  • Methods to manage mistletoe: This booklet describes the beneficial roles of mistletoe, as well as the problems that can result from an overabundance. Short-term and long-term management options for landholders are included. Produced Southern New England Landcare, 20 pages
  • Corridors and connectivity: A useful guide to the importance of considering connectivity when designing revegetation projects, with simple ideas to incorporate different types of connections. Produced by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 4 pages
  • Engineered woodlands: This leaflet compares the costs and benefits of engineered woodlands (contour-planted revegetation across an entire paddock) and those of more traditional shelter belts. Produced by Southern New England Landcare, 2 pages
  • Economic benefits of native shelterbelts: An interesting review of native shelterbelts, and their economic benefits for livestock, cropping, biosecurity and land value. A description of shelterbelt design is also covered. Produced by the Basalt to Bay Landcare Network, 10 pages
  • Tracking the transformation of vegetated landscapes: This handbook has been written by Richard Thackway to assist land managers to identify, assess and record the impacts of land management practices on the condition of native plant communities. Produced by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, 56 pages
  • Linkages in the landscape: This book provides a detailed analysis of the role of corridors and connectivity in wildlife conservation. The book, while compiled by Andrew Bennett from Deakin University (Melbourne) has an international focus, and takes a scientific approach to the issues covered. Produced by the IUCN (World Conservation Union), 262 pages

 

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