Focus areas for climate change adaptation
Adaptation is already happening on many levels – land managers and communities have been responding to drought, flood and fire through a range of actions that minimise future risk, improving water security and conserve high value agricultural soils.
The work of many Landcare and community groups to buffer remnant vegetation and improve landscape connectivity is supporting adaptation of natural assets though improved participation and coordinated action.
Five broad areas have been identified where similar options apply because of generally similar land use and sociodemographic factors in the area. The strategic adaptation options are described as those that apply to the:
– Region as a whole
– Upper catchments in region’s south
– Irrigated areas on northern plains
– Broadacre farming in the west. (See the Map for this page.)