Cape York Natural Resource Management

Catalogued Resources on Cape York NRM Maps & Data

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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
2016-02 Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 2: Framework for gully management prioritisation in the Normanby Catchment

The second appendice of the Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan offers a framework for the prioritisation of management for sub catchments and alluvial gullies in the Normanby Catchment based on rate of errosion and sediment levels. 

Eastern Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan - Appendix 2: Framework for gully management prioritisation NRM Plan
2016-01 Coastal country

This is one of four factsheets which form part of a joint project included in the 2013-2016 Queensland Regional Investment Program. They provide information about the landform, vegetation, grasses, geology, descrpition and characteristics of different soil types. The focus of this factsheet is on coastal soils and the vegetation which is accustomed to these soil types. 

Coastal country Fact Sheet
2016-01 Black, grey, and brown cracking clay soils

This is one of four factsheets which form part of a joint project included in the 2013-2016 Queensland Regional Investment Program. They provide information about the landform, vegetation, grasses, geology, descrpition and characteristics of different soil types. This factsheet looks soley at black, brown, and grey cracking clay soils as well as the vegetation, grass types and land use and management recommendations associated with them. 

Black, grey, and brown cracking clay soils Fact Sheet
2016-01 Earthy sands - Darwin Stringybark woodland

This is one of four factsheets which form part of a joint project included in the 2013-2016 Queensland Regional Investment Program. They provide information about the landform, vegetation, grasses, geology, descrpition and characteristics of different soil types. Earthy sands and environments where these are found is the primary focus of this factsheet.

Earthy sands - Darwin Stringybark woodland  Fact Sheet

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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