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2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL SECTOR AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL SECTOR AWARD

Plumbago Station, SA

Twelve years ago, Plumbago Station introduced a fundamental change in its approach to the management of a pastoral production enterprise to promote the protection and recovery of the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, Petrogale xanthopus, and to ensure the sustainability of the natural resource base. Major achievements have included the recovery of the wallaby population from the brink of local extinction to now being considered secure, with evidence of expansion back through its former range. Successful management of total grazing pressure has allowed the recovery of native vegetation communities, with an associated improvement in biodiversity values. Plumbago has demonstrated conservation goals can be achieve in conjunction with pastoral production.

Finalists:

  • Charlie Carp, NSW
  • Liverpool Plains Land Management Committee, NSW
  • Stanbroke Sustainability Project – Stanbroke Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, QLD
  • Sustainable Grazing Systems (SGS) – Meat & Livestock Corporation