Purpose and practice and of burning near wet sclerophyll forests

Aldridge, Simon, Valentine, Peter, and Harrington, Graham (1996) Purpose and practice and of burning near wet sclerophyll forests. In: Tropical Grassland Society of Australia Occasional Publication (No. 8) pp. 65-67. From: Fire in the Management of northern Australian Pastoral Lands Workshop, 30 April - 2 May 1996, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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In this paper, we report results from a study in which we sought to document the practice and purpose of burning by graziers whose properties bounded the wet sclerophyll forests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WHA) in northern Queensland. Surprisingly little research has been undertaken to describe the actual fire practices of graziers in northern Queensland although some studies have occurred elsewhere (e.g. Harrington 1985). It is even more mystifying that little experimental work appears to be done in northern Queensland grazing environments on the outcomes of fire in terms of its contribution to carrying capacity or the variation in results due to different regimes. While this study was not experimental, we did seek to uncover the timing, frequency and purpose of burning as expressed by practicing graziers. Only active grazing properties greater than 1000 hectares in area were included in the study, which was conducted during 1993.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-9590948-9-3
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