Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
This guide is for lessees and station managers who wish to establish rangeland condition monitoring programs for their pastoral leases. The guide outlines the main principles to consider for establishing monitoring sites, and the collecting and recording data to monitor changes over time of rangeland condition within a grassland environment.
Identifying and ongoing monitoring of representative sites can be used to objectively assess the effect of livestock numbers, fire and seasonal conditions on the health of the perennial vegetation and soil. Importantly, monitoring can assist lessees demonstrate whether their current land management practices are appropriate for achieving acceptable rangeland condition.
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rangelands, grassland, rangeland condition, monitoring
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development 2020, Establishing pastoralist monitoring sites in the grasslands: a guide for pastoralists, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth.