Land Manager's Monitoring Guide
The Land Manager's Monitoring Guide (LMMG) provides land managers with a suite of natural resource monitoring information to assist them with monitoring and demonstrating the results of more sustainable management.
This monitoring information can be used for purposes such as:
- improving property level management, planning and long term sustainability
- implementing environmental and farm management systems
- monitoring progress of agreed actions in Land Management Agreements under the Delbessie Agreement (State Rural Leasehold Land Strategy) and Environmental Risk Management Plans (Reef Protection Package) that are required under Queensland legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.
- supporting the activities of local landcare groups, catchment groups or regional natural resource management bodies.
Property-level information about resource condition and trend of a particular attribute is available for the following selected indicators:
If you have a good idea of what you want to monitor you can browse the indicator section of this guide. Otherwise you can use the guide’s decision support tool. This tool shows the connection between the key enterprises or production systems, land practices, management activities, potential environmental impacts, and suggested indicators (see How to use this guide). Developing a simple land manager's monitoring plan may also help to choose and prioritise what you want to monitor.
The LMMG replaces the Natural Resource Monitoring Guide (NR&M 1999).
The background and drivers for the development of a Guide to support property level monitoring are detailed in a conference paper, A landholder’s monitoring guide for sustainable natural resource management practice (PDF, 69K)*.
The Land Manager’s Monitoring Guide has been produced with the assistance and contributions of many individuals and organisations (PDF, 49K)*.
For further information contact Environment and Resource Sciences:
Telephone: +61 (0)7 3896 9852
Fax: +61 (0)7 3896 9625
Department of Environment and Resource Management
Block A, 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly
Queensland, 4068, Australia
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Last updated 9 September 2010