Economic and environmental analysis of fodder harvesting practices associated with mulga (Acacia aneura) and fire management practices in the mulga lands of south western Queensland

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Page, Manda, Witt, G. Bradd, Noel, Michelle, Slaughter, Geoff and Beeton, R. J. S.. 2008. Economic and environmental analysis of fodder harvesting practices associated with mulga (Acacia aneura) and fire management practices in the mulga lands of south western Queensland. Brisbane, Australia. University of Queensland.
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Economic and environmental analysis of fodder harvesting practices associated with mulga (Acacia aneura) and fire management practices in the mulga lands of south western Queensland

Report TypeTechnical report
Research Report CategoryPublic sector
AuthorsPage, Manda (Author), Witt, G. Bradd (Author), Noel, Michelle (Author), Slaughter, Geoff (Author) and Beeton, R. J. S. (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Queensland
Number of Pages122
Year2008
PublisherUniversity of Queensland
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Abstract

The project was funded by the Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, and was bounded within the 18.1 million hectares of
Queensland's mulga lands. The time frame of the project was 18 months. Consequently, long term real-time approaches to data collection were not possible. A natural experiment model was adopted investigating a representative range of recent and historical practices using 'time since action' as a temporal surrogate.

An initial stage of the project identified and detailed the current and historical range and extent of management practices associated with mulga fodder harvesting in the region. Local landholders were recruited and participated in group interviews to draw on experiential local knowledge. Outcomes of group interviews were used to develop a clear understanding of fodder harvesting practices in the region and classify the range of practices into a manageable number of scenarios for further site specific investigation.

The financial costs and returns associated with different methods of fodder harvesting were modelled and compared to alternative management strategies that landholders may employ if fodder harvesting was not an option.

The strategies compared were harvesting, agistment of stock elsewhere, and selling (and re-purchasing) stock. The
economic modelling was based on six case properties that were derived from survey data provided by landholders.

Keywordsmulga; Acacia aneura; mulga lands; south west Queensland; fodder trees; fodder harvesting; drought; biodiversity; ecology; economics; Vegetation Management Act
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380105. Environment and resource economics
300303. Animal nutrition
410404. Environmental management
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Access restricted at author's request. Final report to:
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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