Project delivery by: Rangelands NRM
Contact name: John Silver
Start date: March 2014
End date: March 2016
Site location: This is one of a number of sites for this project in the rangelands of WA. This site is located on the Dampier Peninsula, N of Broome.
This project aims to test and promote new low-cost techniques for the management of grazing pressure in the rangelands. Current uneven grazing pressure leads to patch grazing – areas of overgrazing and low ground-cover mixed with under-grazing and high ground-cover within the same paddock. This project will apply nutritional shepherding to manage movement and grazing behavior within large paddocks. Nutritional shepherding provides nutritional rewards (eg licks, supplements) in a coordinated arrangement around the landscape. These rewards will be linked with sensory cues (eg remote audio signals and visual guides) to induce long-term behavioral change. The outcomes will be increased ground-cover and livestock productivity in the rangelands.