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Managing Outback Roads

Tue, 28 May 2019

Roads and tracks are a major source of erosion across the Australian rangelands. The impact of linear infrastructure such as roads is often unrecognised or accepted as a cost of accessing and managing rangelands. However there are significant ecological and production costs arising through the disruption of surface runoff patterns and soil loss as well as the financial impacts of difficult travel, maintenance earthworks and vehicle wear and tear.

A new report on Managing Outback Roads has been released to provide practical information for landholders on minimising the impact of linear infrastructure including roads and fenceline clearing. It includes strategies and designs for implementing preventative measures as well as practices for the rehabilitation of damaged areas.

The publication was jointly funded by SA Arid Lands, Rangelands NRM, Western LLS, Cape York NRM, Territory NRM and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.. It can be accessed through the Western Local Land Services website here.

 


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