CIRM aims to facilitate collaborative research across and beyond its consortium of eight organisations — three government departments (Natural Resources and Mines, Primary Industries and Fisheries, and the Environmental Protection Agency), four universities (University of Queensland, Griffith University, James Cook University and Central Queensland University) and CSIRO. The CIRM Native Vegetation Working Group seeks to advance native vegetation management research and its application.
Phone: 07 3896 9207
NR&M manages and allocates the State’s land, water, mineral and petroleum resources, and manages native vegetation and the control of pest plants and animals. The website (http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/slats/report) lists reports produced by the Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS), which is charged with reporting on the woody vegetation cover in Queensland. NR&M also provides vegetation fact sheets, and guides for preparing property vegetation management plans.
Phone: 07 3896 3111
DPI&F strives to ensure Queensland’s primary industries support sustainable production systems and use best practice in water management and water allocation, vegetation and pest management, and chemical use. DPI Forestry produces 80 per cent of the State’s domestic timber production. The website contains vegetation-related information for catchment managers and landholders. Search for native vegetation and farm forestry.
Phone: 13 25 23
The EPA is responsible for environmental protection and reporting. The EPA also administers the Queensland Trust for Nature revolving fund program (Ph: 07 3234 1895), where funds are used for purchasing properties with natural values, placing a conservation covenant on the title and reselling the land to conservation-minded people. The proceeds from the sale are used to purchase further properties. As well as the SoE 2003 Report, the website includes ‘Remnant vegetation in Queensland’ that provides scientific data on the extent of remnant vegetation.
Phone: 07 3227 7111
Regional NRM bodies, funded by the NHT and NAP, are responsible for preparing regional NRM plans. These plans incorporate existing natural resource plans (e.g. water, vegetation, coastal) and fill planning and management gaps. The plans also contain targets for managing the condition of natural resources. These plans can be viewed on the website of each regional organisation (see below).
The regional NRM website (http://www.regionalnrm.qld.gov.au) provides information about vegetation-related incentives for landholders, community groups and regional NRM bodies.
The15 regional NRM bodies are:
- Burdekin Dry Tropics Board 07 4724 3544, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.burdekindrytropics.org.au;
- Burnett Mary Regional Group for NRM 07 4132 8333, email@example.com, http://www.burnettmarynrm.org.au;
- Cape York 07 4046 6767;
- Condamine Alliance 1800 181 101, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.condaminealliance.com.au;
- Desert Channels Qld Inc 07 4658 0600, email@example.com, http://www.lakeeyrebasin.org.au/desertchannels;
- Far North Queensland NRM Ltd 07 4061 6477, firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Fitzroy Basin Association 07 4999 2800, http://www.fba.org.au;
- Mackay Whitsunday NRM Group 07 4957 9526, http://www.mwnrm.org.au;
- Natural Resource Management South East Qld 07 3211 4404, http://www.nrmseq.com;
- Northern Gulf Resource Management Group 07 4062 1330, email@example.com;
- Queensland Murray-Darling Committee 07 4637 6270, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.qmdc.org.au;
- South East Queensland Western Catchments Group 07 3816 9700, email@example.com;
- Southern Gulf Catchments Inc 1800 676 242, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.southerngulfcatchments.com.au;
- South West Natural Resource Management Group 07 4654 7382, email@example.com; and
- Torres Strait 07 4069 1446.