Sustainable Natural Landscape (Natural Assets)

This module provides growers with a framework for managing natural assets across the whole farm to achieve better environmental and production outcomes. The module focuses on the non-cropping areas of the farm identifying legislative requirements and recommended best practices for soil, water and biodiversity.

Both Qld and NSW have legal requirements associated with clearing native vegetation, modifying riverine areas and controlling invasive plants and animals. This module provides information and resources regarding this legislation.

Once you have completed this module to as least level 2, you will have achieved the following:

  • Compiled with relevant environmental legislation
  • Maximised groundcover to prevent erosion and improve soil health
  • Stabilised riverbanks and waterways to reduce erosion
  • Maintained water quality
  • Recorded natural features such as riparian areas in farm plans
  • Maintained native vegetation diversity and connectivity
  • Controlled environmental weeds and feral pests on farm (terrestrial and aquatic)
  • Identified sources for carbon sequestration and emissions on farm

*Please note growers can view checklist items, additional information and resources as well*

Key Area: Sustainable cotton landscapes and communities

Natural resources are identified and recorded

Key Area: Good Native Vegetation Management

Maintain and improve the diversity of native plants and animals in the cotton landscapes

Carbon sequestration and emissions are considered and managed across the whole farm

Maintain Groundcover

Maintain or improve native vegetation connectivity in cotton landscapes

Key Area: Riparian Management

Stock Management

Maintaining habitat and vegetation in riparian areas

Stabilise riverbanks and waterways to reduce erosion

Key Area: Environmental Weeds and Feral Pests

Control environmental weeds and feral pests (terrestrial and aquatic)