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EMS Further Reading

The following references may be helpful in preparing your environmental management system. Click here to download a PDF version of this reading list.

Burnside et al (1995). Reading the Rangeland, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, South Perth.

Campbell, T. and Hacker, R. (2000). The Glove Box Guide to Tactical Grazing Management for the semi-arid woodlands, NSW Agriculture, NSW.

Curry, P. J., Payne, A. L., Leighton, K. A., Hennig, P. and Blood, D. A. (1994). An inventory and condition survey of the Murchison River catchment and surrounds, Western Australia, Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 84, South Perth.

EMSWG (2001). Towards a National Framework for the Development of Environmental Management Systems in Agriculture, A public discussion paper prepared by the Environmental Management Systems Working Group (EMSWG). A Natural Resource Management Standing Committee Discussion Paper, November 2001.

Clement, J. P. et al (2001). The Law of Landcare in Western Australia (2nd edition), Environmental Defender’s Office, Perth.

Gunningham, N. and Sinclair, D. (1999). Environmental Management Systems, Regulation and the Pulp and Paper Industry: ISO 14001 in Practice, Environmental Planning and Law Journal, Volume 16, No 1, 5-23.

Mitchell, A. A., McCarthy, R. C. and Hacker, R. B., (1988). A range inventory and condition survey of part of the Western Australian Nullarbor Plain, Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 47, South Perth.

Mitchell, A. A. and Wilcox, D.G. (1994). Arid Shrubland Plants of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands.

Murchison Land Conservation District Committee and the Ecosystem Management Unit. (2002). The Murchison River Project: Pastoralists restoring health to the Murchison River catchment. Shifting Camp: Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference.

North Eastern Goldfields and Kalgoorlie Land Conservation Districts (1993). Mulga, Merinos and Managers. NSW Agriculture (2001). Is my farm ready for ISO 14001? www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/ems.

Payne, A. L., Curry, P. J. and Spencer, G. F. (1987). An inventory and condition survey of rangelands in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia, Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 73, South Perth.

Payne, A. L., Mitchell, A. A., and Holman, W. F. (Revised edition 1988). An inventory and condition survey of rangelands in the Ashburton River catchment, Western Australia, Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 62, South Perth.

Payne, A. L., and Tille P. J. (1992). An inventory and condition survey of the Roebourne Plains and surrounds, Western Australia Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 83, South Perth.

Payne, A. L., Van Vreeswyk, A. M. E., Pringle, H. J. R., Leighton, K. A. and Hennig, P. (1998). An inventory and condition survey of the Sandstone-Yalgoo-Paynes Find area, Western Australia, Agriculture Western Australia Technical Bulletin No. 90, South Perth.

Pringle, H., and Tinley, K. (2001). Ecological sustainability for pastoral management. Journal of Agriculture 42, pp. 30-35.

Pringle, H., and Tinley, K. (2001). Landholders designing with nature: an approach to off-reserve conservation in the Gascoyne-Murchison Strategy area, Western Australia. Proceedings of the Northern Australia Beef Industry Conference. Pp. 49-53.

Pringle, H., and Tinley, K. (2002). Ecologically sustainable pastoralism through the “EMU Exercise”: a manual. Gascoyne-Murchison Strategy, Carnarvon.

Pringle, H. J. R., Van Vreeswyk, A. M. E., and Gilligan, S. A. (1994). An inventory and condition survey of the north-eastern Goldfields, Western Australia Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 87, South Perth.

Taylor, L. J. (2002). WA Pastoralists Embrace Ecological Sustainability. Australian Farm Journal, March 2002, Pp. 32-35.

Tinley, K. L., and Pringle, H. J. R. (2002). What is the EMU Exercise? Shifting Camp: Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Australian Rangeland Society Conference.

Tongway, D., and Hindley, N. (1995). Manual for Assessment of Soil Condition of Tropical Grasslands, CSIRO Australia.\

Tongway, D. (1994). Rangeland Soil Condition Assessment Manual, CSIRO Australia.

Underwood, C. M. (2002). Total grazing management field guide: self mustering systems for cattle, sheep and goats, Department of Agriculture, South Perth.

Van Vreeswyk, A. M. E., and Godden, P. T. (1998). Pastoral resources and their management in the Sandstone- Yalgoo-Paynes Find area, Western Australia, Agriculture Western Australia Miscellaneous Publication 1/98, South Perth.