Title: Land and pastoralism: New South Wales Riverina

Authors: Malcolm James Ives

Addresses: P.O. Box 122, The Patch, Victoria 3792, Australia

Abstract: The Riverina region in south-western New South Wales, Australia, is a discrete geographical area having unique patterns of soils and vegetation. During 170 years, it has been used productively for sheep and cattle grazing, but with significant detrimental impact on the natural systems. This article reviews the historical impact and suggests means of rehabilitating the landscape for the purposes of increasing biomass, carbon sequestration, landscape conservation and agricultural productivity.

Keywords: landscape conservation; biomass; carbon sequestration; agricultural productivity; pastoralism; Riverina; Australia.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2010.037907

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2010 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.211 - 223

Published online: 05 Jan 2011 *

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