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Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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2. SHARING THE LAND CONT. To facilitate this research the Territory has been divided into eight main geographic regions for study, and although inventories of this nature have been under way in some areas for some years, such a total and detailed picture has not been possible. The information that the Commission gathers will be sifted and filed and stored on computers. It vdll be available not just for staff use, but for any department wanting accurate information on on the Territory's natural resources. To assess the eight regions in such detail the project vdll pool.the skills and expertise of hydrologists, botanists, geologists, soil experts and any other researchers in the field. All these specialists \rill have a chance to be involved and to contribute their knowledge and expertise. In this way a vital core of information will then be able to provide a sound basis for almost any project proposed in the Terri tory. What is more, we \vill then be,able to establish a total land policy for each of the geographic regions studied. When we talk of conserving the Territory the main problems are still related to the need for a clear definition of exactly what we want to conserve and how. The new inventory of natural resources \vill help provide that basis. With the competition for land increasing'every day the Commission is looking closely at the exciting potential of multiple land use. With most of the Territory now spoken fo~this may well be the only way in.the future.