Greening Australia has developed these Guides as an interactive package - with the print publications, CDROM and this website to be used together in order to obtain the full benefit of the package. You can use the CDROM or website to quickly search for information, and then read about the issues of interest in the hard copy version. This website will allow us to keep the information current.
This website uses a substantial number of links to external sources and is based on the table of contents from the hard copy version, and should be used in a similar way. The Guides are not designed to be read from cover to cover. Our advice is to use the contents structure as your starting point to directly find the information you need.
How to use this website
How to find a reference – using the footnotes and bibliography
Throughout the Guides, references are marked in the text using footnotes. Each footnote has a ‘tool tip’, or pop-up box, that displays information on the author, date and title of the reference when you place your cursor over the footnote link. The full references are shown in the bibliography and you can access these by clicking on the footnote. The link will take you to the alphabetic listing in the bibliography and you will need to scroll to the exact reference you are looking for.
How to gain access to the source documents - using the pdf and web links
A large number of the references in the text of these Guides are contained as pdfs. There are also a substantial number of websites, online reports or tools that have been referenced. Access to these is given through an icon in the bibliography.
In the bibliography, a choice of links (indicated by the icons) may appear next to each reference. The options may include: pdf or web, indicating how the reference can be accessed .
Many of the website links will take you to a particular organisations' publications page, where you can access the large range of other reports produced by that organisation. Alternatively you may be directed to a publishers home page, a journal page, the home page of a particular research program or directly to an organisations home page.
How to use the 'Where to get help' section - your link to seeking further help with native vegetation management
The ‘Where to get help’ link on the main menu will take you to a listing of organisations involved in native vegetation management. Each entry has a short description and contact details.
These organisations have been sorted into the following categories for your convenience: National organisations, State and Territory organisations, Local government and Non-government. Information on Exchange: The National Vegetation Knowledge Service, and in particular Bush Tracks, is provided in this section.
How to use the Search facility
The website version of these Guides comes with the added functionality of a search engine. You can access the search page from anywhere within the guides or from the link at the bottom of the main menu. This search will only access the main content pages of these guides. You can use keywords or phrases to refine your searches.