Stock Routes

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Stock Routes
From: peter crow <>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:51:49 +1000

This is a commercial. Not a money-making one but one seeking
general support. In QLD and NSW stock routes, those tracks for
moving cattle and sheep over short or long distances, are under
threat of being sold off or leased out for grazing.
Intermittent grazing over the last century hasn’t greatly harmed
the native habitats in these areas but constant grazing can quickly destroy all native grasses and herbage.
A coalition of groups including: BA. BQ. BOCA. Wildlife Qld. Nat
parks assoc etc etc are campaigning for the retention and
rehabilitation of stock routes.
At the weekend BQ camp at Blackbutt (Sth Qld) a group birded a
short distance of the Yarraman to Nanago SR identifying 83 species
of birds in a couple of hours suggesting that in that areas at
least the SR is a haven for wildlife.
Photos were taken showing the difference between habitats on the SR and adjoining grazing land. Google "Stock Routes" for more. Write
or email the NSW or Qld Governments encouraging them to “do the
right thing.”


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