This report, published by the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group, outlines the extent of the wildfires which devastated much of North West Queensland over the summer of 2012-13. It also discusses the rescue efforts and the ongoing challenges facing the community.
The Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd (NGRMG) is a not-for-profit community based group that offers planning and advice for natural resources in the Northern Gulf region.
The Northern Gulf Region Natural Resource Management Plan develops targets and management actions for the sustainable management of Biophysical Assets (Land, Water, Biodiversity and Coastal Marine), while addressing Community Issues (Indigenous Resource Management, Community Capacity Expansion). It also develops a framework for Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, and Future Processes and Implementation.
This report by Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water describes land cover changes in the Northern Gulf in 2003-4. During this year, 2,615 ha of native vegetation were cleared in the region, almost entirely on leasehold land. Most of this clearance occurred in the Upper Norman, Upper Gilbert and Mitchell River catchments, primarily for pasture and infrastructure development. 81% of the region is still under native woody vegetation. (PDF file, 365 kB)
Contact person: Damian Burrows