Learn about Land Management and Rehabilitation.
When land degrades the environment declines and the economic value of that land begins to reduce. As human population has increased, the impact of human activity on land has grown. Clearing for agriculture, forestry and urban development, together with mining activity and pollution has created a perfect storm. The world we live in has never before been in greater need of better land management and rehabilitation.
There are two reasons why land is not getting managed better than it is. One is the lack of awareness of the problem, the other is too few people have the knowledge and skills in carrying out land management work.
Degraded land can always be rehabilitated; and this book shows you how to improve land that is in serious decline. If vulnerability is identified early though, it is always better to avoid decline in land quality ever getting to the point where rehabilitation is ever needed.
Good land management avoids degradation and the need for extensive and costly rehabilitation.
CHAPTER 1: SCOPE AND NATURE OF LAND MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 2: LAND DEGRADATION & REHABILITATION
CHAPTER 3: MANAGING SOILS
CHAPTER 4: MANAGING WATER
CHAPTER 5: MANAGING PLANTS
CHAPTER 6: MANAGING ANIMAL POPULATIONS
CHAPTER 7: AFTERWARDS
About the Author:
John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup’n Cert., FIOH, FPLA, MAIH, MACHPER, MASA
John Mason has had over 35 years experience in the fields of Horticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. John has held positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation (City of Essendon) to magazine editor.
John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over thirty five books and of over two thousand magazine articles. Even today, John continues to write books for various publishers including Simon and Shuster, and Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing).