Pilbara Field Guide to help protect agriculture

Posted: June 10th, 2016


A new book published by CSIRO, The Botanic Garden, Parks Authority and BHP Billiton aims to be an essential tool for miners, pastoralists and conservation managers to rehabilitate their land.

The Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the product of eight years of research, and includes an identification guide for 100 common plant species and how to collect, clean, store and germinate their seeds.

The book is part of a larger project called the Restoration Seedbank Initiative which involves the University of Western Australia. The initiative is investigating new technologies to help deliver better environmental outcomes in the Pilbara.

You can learn more about the field guide at the CSIRO website here, or purchase it through Angus and Robertson for $65.