Environment Australia, 2003
- Native vegetation management: A needs analysis of regional service delivery in South Australia - Full report (PDF - 1,110 KB)
- State summary (PDF - 36 KB)
- Eyre Peninsula (PDF - 551 KB)
- Mount Lofty Ranges (PDF - 793 KB)
- Murray Darling Basin (PDF - 618 KB)
- Northern Agricultural District (PDF - 567 KB)
- Rangelands (PDF - 536 KB)
- South East (PDF - 526 KB)
About the needs analysis
As part of the Bushcare Support contract, Greening Australia and the Nature Conservation Society (NCS) were contracted by Environment Australia to develop regional vegetation management summaries for six of the Natural Heritage Trust regions of South Australia. Each summary provides a snapshot of the ‘infrastructure’ currently available in each natural resource management region to assist in the technical on-ground management of native vegetation in light of 5.5 years of Natural Heritage Trust investment in the regions. The snapshots have been prepared by Greening Australia and the Nature Conservation Society in consultation with key regional stakeholders. This document, Native vegetation management: A needs analysis of regional service delivery in South Australia represents the conclusions of this process.
It should be noted that the Aboriginal Lands has not been included in this report, and limited consultation with Aboriginal stakeholders has occurred in the remaining regions. It is acknowledged that Aboriginal stakeholders have a key role in native vegetation management and further consultation is needed.
These documents are to be used to:
- document the range of vegetation and habitat management resources currently available in each region (people and infrastructure)
- highlight any gaps and opportunities for future vegetation and habitat management work
- comment on the region’s capacity to provide vegetation services (technical advice, training, plants, seeds)
- list the current services Greening Australia South Australia and Nature Conservation Society Bushcare Support officers provide in the region and comment on how this will be provided after 30 June 2003
Given that all regions in South Australia are now moving towards integrated natural resource management (INRM) it is felt that this document may provide these groups with important information in regard to service delivery for native vegetation management. The information contained in this report has been gathered from people involved in delivery of native vegetation management in South Australia during Natural Heritage Trust (Phase One) and therefore has relevant information on the successes and failures of this funding scheme.
This document assesses the key issues and service capacity for native vegetation management as part of integrated natural resource management for South Australia. Below is a state summary of the key vegetation management issues, identified gaps in service delivery to achieve good native vegetation outcomes and broad recommendations that are a result of this process. Additional recommendations are contained in each of the regional summaries.