This project facilitates and develops a carbon prioritisation spatial framework for Cape York, for current and future use.

The project uses existing models, such as those used by April Reside and Bob Pressey of James Cook University, adapting the model and populating it the with data pertinent to Cape York Peninsula.

Data may include fire, soils, vegetation, wetlands, culture, management regimes and land use.

The aim of the  project is to model different outcomes for Cape York based on different, mostly variation on policy, scenarios.

The project is ambitious and evolves with new data and modelling approaches, through a number of maps revealing various opportunities based on varied settings.

This project contributes to the Cape York NRM planning process, in particular. Principle 1 of the Stream 1 Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change Project.

The outcomes of the project produce information and tools to be included in a multi-media atlas of Cape York.  The Atlas is aimed at raising awareness in the community of  climate change adaptation and those mitigation opportunities available on Cape York.

Commence date:
22 Aug 2014
Cape York NRM Zone:
Zone 1 (Far North), Zone 4 (Southern Cape)
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Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network

May 2015
The Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network is an informal network for people and organisations concerned about mangrove and saltmarsh tidal wetland habitats around Australia, and elsewhere.
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