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.