The landholders highlighted in the following sections have identified ways to integrate native vegetation management with a range of NRM issues encountered at the property level. This includes the utilising of native vegetation as a source of income, and how it can be used to address issues such as salinity, erosion, weeds and water quality. The integration of native vegetation has been considered essential by these landholders to meet their goals of profitable and sustainable management as well as living and working in a healthy environment.
The examples demonstrate the importance of having clear management goals, treating the cause of natural resource decline and not the symptoms, and the role that diversification of enterprises which incorporates native vegetation can play in managing risk. As noted, numerous property managers across Australia see responsible environmental management as a key factor in their operations. For those keen to find more examples, some individual case studies that bring some different dimensions can be found in publications on Lanark in south-western NSW, Donaghy’s corridor in the sub-tropics of Queensland, Genaran in central NSW and Talaheni in southern NSW.