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The identification of rangeland regions where severe fire regimes affect cattle producers

This project aimed to 

(1) define the areas of Australia's rangelands where the Savanna Burning Methodology under the Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) could benefit red-meat producers and to 

(2) recommend further research. 

The CFI could enable producers to earn carbon credits by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from fires on their land. The Savanna Burning Methodology requires this to be achieved by strategically burning early in the dry season to reduce the overall frequency of fires and particularly of late dry season fires.

Specifically the objectives of the project were to produce: 

1. a report to MLA 

2. a draft scientific paper that 

a. defines the relationships between fire regimes (defined as size, frequency and timing) and stock density for different rainfall zones across Australian rangelands 

b. identifies regions where improved fire management is likely to lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and benefit red-meat producers and therefore could lead to participation in the carbon farming initiative.


Title Size Date published
580.5KB 23/05/2014


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
The identification of regions where severe fire regimes affect red-meat producers
26/04/2013 28/02/2013

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