The primary focus is to provide landholders, catchment groups, catchment and land protection boards, and rural communities with the best tools that science has so far developed for benchmarking and monitoring the condition of the land and water resources in the catchments. A diverse range of potential indicators has been reviewed and the most appropriate suite of indicators assembled to aid this focus. The proposed indicators cover farm productivity and financial performance, product quality, soil health, water quality and landscape integrity.
Describes the indicators used to measure catchment health
Identifies: 10 key indicators of catchment condition; 10 key indicators of catchment trends; 9 key indicators relating to farm productivity, financial and quality trends
Presents a case study illustrating the use of key indicators
Gives the scientific basis for the selection of the key indicators.
"A valuable tool developed by the CSIRO under its Dryland Farming..." The Australian, 6 August 1997