MIX_STRATLAND

The Environment

Sustainable Agriculture Policy

 

At Stratland, it is important to:

 

  • Run a soil and vegetation surveillance and monitoring program to track trends and identify management priorities (erosion control, re-vegetation, pasture spelling, burning, weed control, pest control).
  • Maintain base resources important to sustainable grazing.
    Appraise forage supplies every season to help Managers adjust stock numbers and placement to achieve maximum sustainable beef production.
  • Provide maps, specialist advice and training to improve planning and to ensure cost-effective infrastructure development which is both environmentally and culturally sensitive.
  • Collaborate with Government agencies, research institutions, other industries, Aboriginal people and others with legitimate interests in the lands managed under the Stratland operations.

 

 

Conservation Initiatives include:

 

  • Exclude¬†livestock from high conservation habitats (mound springs, drought refuge wetlands, rare plant communities), cultural and geological sites.
  • Help control feral animals and weeds to protect rare or endangered species and unique habitats.
  • Fund applied research for managing and conserving biodiversity and for achieving ecologically sustainable development.
  • Rehabilitate overgrazed areas, eroded tracks and areas dominated by excessive woody vegetation.