Earlier questions in this guide considered current research findings that directly relate to native vegetation management, with some discussion of biodiversity. This question considers the potential for integration of other natural resource management (NRM) objectives with native vegetation management activities at the property scale.
Native vegetation is only one of many management issues property managers have to consider. To stay in business, maintaining a viable and sustainable farming system is the overall goal. At times this implicitly calls for trade-offs between issues to achieve multiple outcomes. The priority given to native vegetation management in these day-to-day decisions depends on a number of factors, and some decisions can cause the loss or decline of native vegetation. Examples where native vegetation management is an integral component of profitable and sustainable management systems help demonstrate the options available. Planning and assessment tools at property scale that address a range of resource management issues have the potential to assist managers integrate native vegetation with other issues.