Cape York Natural Resource Management

Catalogued Resources on Cape York NRM Maps & Data

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2016-03 Cape York Fire Activity 2000-2015 Area burned by month statistics

This document contains all of the graphs for the Cape York Fire Activity area burned by months maps for the years from 2000 to 2015. The graphs demonstrate the amount of area in Hectares burned on the Cape York Peninsula on each month for each individual year from 2000 to 2015. Data is sourced from the Northern Australia Fire Information Site.

Cape York Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 Area Burned by Month Dataset
2016-03 Water Quality Improvement Plan Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 - Time since last burned: reverse values

This map shows the time since the last burn within Cape York East Coast catchments for 2000 through to 2015. Data is sourced from the Northern Australia Fire Information site. 

Water Quality Improvement Plan Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 - Time since last burned reverse values Map
2016-03 Water Quality Improvement Plan Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 - Time since last burned

This map shows the time since the last burn within Cape York East Coast catchments for 2000 through to 2015. Data is sourced from the Northern Australian Fire Information site. 

Water Quality Improvement Plan Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 - Time since last burned Map
2016-03 Cape York Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 Fire frequency

This map shows the frequency of burns in the Cape York region from 2000 to 2015 ranging from never burned to burned every year. Data is sourced from the Northern Australia Fire Information site. 

Cape York Fire Activity 2000 - 2015 Fire frequency Map
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 10: Risk assessment of degraded water quality to ecosystems

This risk assessment was developed to help gain scientifically accurate information regarding the land-based pollutants which pose the biggest threat to coral reefs and sea grass beds in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The three most significant pollutants found in the Great Barrier Reef are suspended sediments from erosion, excess nutrients, and pesticides from agricultural practices along the eastern Cape York Peninsula. This risk assessment provides substantial information which allows effective prioritisation of management practices for sources of pollutionalong the eastern coast of the Cape.  

The risk of degraded water quality within the basins of the Cape York region was detemined by combining information on the ecological risk of an influx of low quality water to a region of sea grass meadows or coral reef ecosystems in the GBR lagoon with information on the end-of-catchment pollutant loads. 

 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 10: Risk assessment of degraded water quality to ecosystems NRM Plan
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 11: Adoption and economic implications of grazing management practice changes

This appendix provides a practical and economic assessment of various natural resource management methods developed to improve grazing practices on the Cape. The appendix includes an outline of the current practices by land owners and pastoralists, case studies of cattle properties where the owners have implemented land management practices to improve the overall land condition, and reccomendations to increase the rate of adoption of land management techniques that reduce pollutant run off by land managers of all sorts. 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 11: Adoption and economic implications of grazing management practice changes NRM Plan
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 12: Environmental-economic values of marine and coastal natural assets

The importance of the natural environment can be expresssed in terms of its values: ecologoical, socio-cultural, and economic. Assigning monetary value to goods and services provided by ecosystems can be a great way ensure that the environment is carefully considered during regional planning proceses. 

This appendix offers an economic assessment of the environment on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula. 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 12: Environmental-economic values of marine and coastal natural assets NRM Plan
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 5: Coastal and marine water quality guidelines

This appendix presents the vast majority of technical information for the Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan such as the suspended sediment, nutrient, and pollution levels of each region, climatic conditions and so on. 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 5: Coastal and marine water quality guidelines NRM Plan
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Draft for community consultation

The Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan aims to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from catchments on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula. These goals are to be achieved through the development of improved land management strategies that ensure sediment, nutrients from agriculture, and pollutants do not make their way into waterways and wetlands along the East Coast. 

The Eastern Water Quality Improvement Plan was funded by the Australian Government in order to help achieve the targets set in the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan by informing implementation and investment priorities on the Cape. 

Without the effective implementation of sutainable land use practices and waterquality management planning, the Great Barrier Reef will cease to exist as a natural marvel for future generations. 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Draft for community consultation NRM Plan
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 1: Disturbance index for assessing water quality threats

This is the first appendice for the Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan and presents the key disturbances to water quality in the Great Barrier Reef such as gully erosion. 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 1: Disturbance index for assessing water quality threats NRM Plan

Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation, that works with individuals, groups and communities across Cape York to care for Country through natural and cultural resource management activities.

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