For those interested in pastoral management. Visit the savanna country and river frontage grasslands, discuss grazing management to meet the needs of different land systems and vegetation types. Explore business strategies to exploit a range of markets and discuss options for increasing productivity.
For those interested in conservation management. Get off the beaten track to see and discuss issues around fire management, biodiversity and Indigenous stewardship. Talk about addressing the challenges of fire, feral animals and weeds in conserving one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and enhancing a timeless culture into a modern era. Discuss techniques based on the melding of new research and traditional Indigenous practices.
For those interested in agriculture and horticulture. Visit the Ord Stage 2 project to see current developments in irrigated agriculture in northern Australia. See the investment in tropical agriculture, planning and land and water resource development. Discuss the environmental challenges and the issues around delivering a social dividend.
For those interested in tourism. Join a day cruise on the Ord River between Kununurra, the Ord River dam and Lake Argyle. See a plethora of native flora and fauna, and view a massive inland sea from a scenic lookout. See how Australia’s largest freshwater lake of 2000 square km2 and its unique ecosystem has formed the basis of a tourism economy.