Landscape Resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta
Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee Inc (BBIFMAC)
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Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee Inc
NQ Dry Tropics
Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program 2013-16 - Improving landscape resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta
1 September 2013
30 June 2016
The project aims to restore seasonality for landscape resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta. Improved health and ecological functioning of Great Barrier Reef wetland ecosystems will lead to a healthy and resilient Great Barrier Reef.
This project is one small ‘building block’ that will support larger objectives, all aimed at providing for sustainable agriculture whilst maintaining (and hopefully improving) the high environmental values of the region. With internationally important natural areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Ramsar Wetlands of Bowling Green Bay on its doorstep, the natural values could not be any higher.
The Burdekin District is also the largest cane growing area in Australia, which demonstrates the high economic and social importance of the location. While changes to the landscape have occurred historically, the future of all environmental, social and economic values of the area will depend upon finding a healthy ecological balance.
Public benefits will potentially include:
Last updated: 16 May 2015
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Landscape Resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 16 March 2018, .