Sustainability and Degradation. An unresolved conflict for low productivity rangeland

Sustainability and Degradation. An unresolved conflict for low productivity rangeland Conference Paper

17th Australian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference

  • Author(s): John Stretch
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society

Abstract: A scarcity of natural surface water and the long established cultural practice of Aboriginal Australia jointly served to protect the rangeland from intense grazing pressure. This protection served to optimise potential for environment stability in environment that is inherently unstable; promoted perennial rather than short-lived plant community and favoured soil formation. With the inception of pastoral industry a New Australia was generally blind to the constraint of climate variability and to the consequence of “mining” vegetation in fragile landscape, for a promotion of stock industry.

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John Stretch, 2012, Sustainability and Degradation. An unresolved conflict for low productivity rangeland, Conference Paper, viewed 08 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3642.

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