Integrating natural resource management for better environmental outcomes

Morrison, T. H., McDonald, G. T. and Lane, M. B. (2004) Integrating natural resource management for better environmental outcomes. Australian Geographer, 35 3: 243-258. doi:10.1080/0004918042000311304

Author Morrison, T. H.
McDonald, G. T.
Lane, M. B.
Title Integrating natural resource management for better environmental outcomes
Journal name Australian Geographer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3311
Publication date 2004-11
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0004918042000311304
Volume 35
Issue 3
Start page 243
End page 258
Total pages 16
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 1605 Policy and Administration
Abstract Severe problems of fragmented policies and uncoordinated implementation undermine natural resource management in Australia. There have been promising signs of progress through activities such as the National Forest Policy, Council of Australian Government water reforms, National Land and Water Resources Audit, the Murray Darling Basin initiative and the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality to integrate resource policies. There have also been some notable successes at State and local level. But fragmentation endures, This paper provides evidence of the enduring problem of fragmentation and presents a framework to analyse Australia's experience in natural resource management. The analysis reveals the multi-dimensional character of the problems and identifies a diverse set of actions that need to be taken to improve integration in policy and implementation. Particular attention is given to the potential for regional programs to contribute to improved integration and NRM.
Keyword Natural resource management
Sustainable Development
Ecological sustainability
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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