Tag Archives | Rangelands

Queensland Scrub Sold for Carbon: A Note from Tom Marland

Hi Jennifer, You may have read on the front page of Courier Mail on Saturday the article about Queensland’s First Carbon Farmer, Peter Allen. Here is the link: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,20797,21794589-952,00.html?from=public_rss The project was the first avoided deforestation project of its kind in Australia and one of the biggest in the world. The project secured 12,000 hectares […]

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Counting Trees in Australia for Greenhouse Accounting

The National Greenhouse Accounts and Land Clearing: Do the numbers stack up? by Andrew Macintosh, at The Australia Institute, published January 2007. Australia’s capacity to meet its Kyoto target is contingent on a reduction in emissions from land clearing. Government projections indicate that if land use change emissions are at their 1990 levels in 2010, […]

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Under Threat in Australia, Grassland Birds?

While groups like the Wilderness Society run advertisements suggesting that in western Queensland and New South Wales broadscale tree clearing is a major environmental threat, many local landholders argue the problem is quite different. They claim that trees are replacing once open grassland over vast areas and that these ‘invasive woody weeds’ are the real […]

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Biochar (Part 1)

Hello Jennifer, I recently did a google search on ‘biochar’, this would be a useful way to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and at the same time improve soils. It could be used on woody weeds, crop residue or any other organic waste that was available. Regards Bruce

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Publish or Perish: A Note from Anthony Gibson

Nyngan farmer Anthony Gibson, spokesperson for the NSW Regional Community Survival Group, has warned government officials and the public to be aware of Dr Barry Traill’s limited scientific credentials on the ecology of woody weeds. Following is the rest of the media release from the NSW Regional Community Survival Group: “An exhaustive search of the […]

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WWF Activist Appointed by NSW Government to Review His Own Woody Weed Mess

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) spearheaded a campaign to end broadscale tree clearing in western NSW. The resulting legislation has proven difficult for government to administer and a nightmare for landholders wanting to clear woody weeds including species of acacia and pine. In response, the NSW government appointed a committee to “independently” review the Invasive […]

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Wilderness Society Should Acknowledge Woody Weed Problem: Doug Menzies

Last week on Channel 9’s Sunday Program, Reece Turner from The Wilderness Society stated: “We haven’t seen any scientific evidence to show that biodiversity is being impacted negatively by these woody weeds.” Sunday reporter Ross Coulthart then asked Turner, “Do you accept that there are woody weed areas causing major environmental damage?” Turner’s response to […]

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