Landscape Resilience—Improving Coastal Wetland Ecosystems Through Improved Understanding of Best Irrigation Management Practice in the Lower Burdekin
On-ground work, Monitoring, Planning, Education extension
Case study type
Queensland Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program
The NQ Dry Tropics 'Landscape Resilience' project is working towards improving the health and function of Horseshoe Lagoon; a priority wetland on the Haughton River floodplain. With our project partners, Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee Inc. (BBIFMAC), we are engaging adjacent cane growers to monitor their on-farm water balance to increase their knowledge of water use and quality, expand their capacity for change, and foster stewardship towards the wetland. This project will also engage the multiple stakeholders that influence the condition and values of the site to improve their knowledge and understanding of wetland functions and create linkages between individual practices and impacts on the lagoon, and the downstream effects flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.
This project aims to help to improve the condition and function of Horseshoe Lagoon—a high priority wetland in the Burdekin River Irrigation Area (BRIA) on the Haughton Floodplain, by:
Last updated: 19 January 2017
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Landscape Resilience—Improving Coastal Wetland Ecosystems Through Improved Understanding of Best Irrigation Management Practice in the Lower Burdekin, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .