Understanding and Implementing Landscape Rehydration in Central Australia

The Northern Hub and the Mulloon Institute have collaborated on a project to rehydrate landscapes in Central Australia, a region often affected by drought. This project is a part of the landscape rehydration demonstration project, jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Northern Territory Drought Hub.

Key Points from the Document:

  • Project Overview: Introduction to landscape rehydration, its importance in agricultural areas, and strategies used to rebuild soil fertility, restore biodiversity, and improve water quality.
  • Landscape Analysis: Detailed analysis of landscape function, catchment analysis, and ecosystem management understanding.
  • Rehydration Strategies: Guidance on planning for landscape rehydration including principles, planning concepts, and various in-stream and contour bank interventions.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Methods for monitoring landscape rehydration interventions, including photo point monitoring and the use of satellite imagery.
  • Case Studies: Real-world applications and results from specific sites like Ti-Tree Station and Narwietooma Station.

This document is a comprehensive guide for land managers, providing both theoretical understanding and practical guidance for implementing landscape rehydration techniques in arid zones of Australia. It is a valuable resource for those looking to enhance soil moisture, improve soil health, and build resilience against climatic extremes.

We encourage all interested parties, especially land managers and environmental enthusiasts, to download and explore this insightful document. Understanding and applying these practices can play a significant role in transforming and sustaining our landscapes.

Download the guide here