16 August 2009

REVEGETATION PUBLICATION: 'Recreating the Country'

Recreating the Country
A blueprint for the design of sustainable landscapes
By Stephen Murphy

Published by Ballarat Region Treegrowers, Recreating the Country challenges landholders and land managers to consider new ways of thinking about how we might reverse the inexorable decline and disappearance of Australian plants and animals from rural landscapes. While integrating conservation and production has become the catchcry from foresters to dairy farmers, what can be done practically?

This book provides the ‘stretch goals’ and the blueprint for ways of adding habitat and designing more wildlife-friendly properties. It’s set to become the bible for a new form of revegetation – the biorich plantation. Integrated with other forms of vegetation, these plantings would aim to enrich habitat potential across rural landscapes, not just for a lifetime, but in perpetuity.

The book can be purchased for $20 and $5 postage, visit the Australian Forest Growers website.

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