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New Property Management Handbook

Somerset Regional Council and SEQ Catchments have recently launched a fantastic new publication entitled “Living in Somerset - Property Management Handbook”

The booklet is a very handy A5 size and ring-bound, so perfect for keeping in the car or using whilst out on site or on your property.  The publication provides general information on land, water, vegetation management and of course, fire, for land owners and residents of the Somerset region.  The SEQFBC are very pleased to report that we were a partner in the publication, being invited to write the section dedicated to fire ecology and management, which also includes information on fire and grazing. 

The booklet comprises five chapters: (1) Why manage natural resources; (2) Natural resources; (3) Practical consideration for managing your property; (4) Property management planning and (5) Landholder responsibilities.  It also includes six appendices with useful information on topics like soil type, endangered and vulnerable flora and fauna species, regional ecosystems, habitat management and native plants to encourage wildlife.  Chapter 3 covers a variety of useful information on property management, including soil erosion, salinity, grazing, water, biodiversity, weeds/pests and fire.  The sub-section on fire is dedicated to general information on fire and the Australian landscape, including flora and fauna responses to fire, the four key components of a fire regime (i.e. frequency, extent, season and intensity), recommended fire regimes, fire management planning and fire and grazing.

Somerset residents are encouraged to collect a hardcopy of the booklet from their nearest council office or library.  Non-residents are invited to download copies of the publication from the Council website (www.somerset.qld.gov.au).  For all other enquires please contact Somerset Regional Council on: 07 5424 4000 or contact our office on: 07 3503 1415.

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