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Submission to The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Science and Innovation, Inquiry into the Coordination of Science to Combat the Nation’s Salinity Problem

Harper, R.J.ORCID: 0000-0003-0268-2917 (2003) Submission to The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Science and Innovation, Inquiry into the Coordination of Science to Combat the Nation’s Salinity Problem. Salinity Inquiry; Submission No. 63, October 16 .

Abstract

The Forest Products Commission brings what is probably a unique positioning to this enquiry. Not only has it initiated major reforestation1 schemes on farmland and developed State policies related to reforestation for salinity control, the State has also been directly responsible for the establishment of 75,000 ha of plantations on farmland since the late 1980’s, and uses, commissions and undertakes science relevant to this task. This reforestation has included significant activity (15,000 ha of Pinus pinaster establishment) in lower rainfall areas, not normally favoured for forestry, by developing a mix of products (wood, carbon sequestration and salinity amelioration).

Item Type: Others
Publisher: From the Forest Products Commission of Western Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63817
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