Public land use planning using bioregions and other attributes : determining the study area of the VEAC river red gum forests investigation
journal contributionposted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by James FitzsimonsJames Fitzsimons
In order to plan for the best use of public land at a regional scale the determination of an appropriate regional boundary is important for ecological, resource use and recreational reasons. The study area for the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council's (VEAC) River Red Gum Forests Investigation incorporated bioregional boundaries, modelled pre- I750 vegetation distribution, recent public land use investigations, and the distribution of public land. This paper outlines how ecological attributes and past land use studies were used to inform the boundary for this major study of public land along the Murray River in northern Victoria.