Horse Trail Riding

Horse Trail Riding

Horse riding in Queensland's parks and forests

A Strategic Framework

Horse riding is allowed within a national park when the activity is permitted by a regulatory notice under theNature Conservation Act 1992.

Horse riding in Queensland’s parks and forests - a strategic framework

Horse riding in Queensland’s parks and forests – a strategic framework

horse riding strategic framework (PDF, 532K)* has been developed to guide the selection and subsequent management of horse riding trails through national parks, although it can also be applied to other Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) managed areas. The framework provides a consistent approach to identifying trails and infrastructure requirements as well as providing management objectives and strategies for dealing with issues such as environmental protection, visitor conflict on multi-use trails and minimising risks.

 

 

Horse Riding In National Parks (NPAQ)

Research and Reports on the Impacts of Horse Trail Riding

Go to Monitoring and Managing Potential Impacts for more information on the Queensland Government’s commitment to protecting ecological values in national parks. A detailed monitoring plan, oversighted by independent scientists, will ensure that any harmful impacts are readily identified and addressed. The program’s scientific advisory committee has been appointed to review the monitoring program.

Assessing the Social Impacts of the South East Queensland Horse Trail Riding Network

Perceptions of Stakeholder Organisations

Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
March 2013
Written by Sebastian Rossi, Catherine Pickering & Jason Byrne
Environment Futures Centre, Griffith University

Attitudes of Local Park Visitors

Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
March 2013
Written by Sebastian Rossi, Catherine Pickering & Jason Byrne
Environment Futures Centre, Griffith University

Attitudes of Local Communities

Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
March 2013
Written by Sebastian Rossi, Catherine Pickering & Jason Byrne
Environment Futures Centre, Griffith University

Methods Report

Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management
December 2011
Written by Sebastian Rossi, Catherine Pickering & Jason Byrne
Environment Futures Centre, Griffith University

The Use of Infra-red Sensors

The Use of Infra Red Sensors and digital cameras for documenting visitor use patterns
A case study from D’Aguilar National Park, South East Queensland, Australia

Written by Fairfax, R.J, Dowling, R. D, Neldner, V.J.
Queensland Herbarium, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences,
Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts

Scientific Monitoring Program

Scientific Monitoring Program  for the South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network

Prepared by Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences
Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management
2010

Patterns of Road Surface Movement

Patterns of road surface movement after three endurance horse-riding events in protected areas, south-east Queensland

Written by R. Fairfax, J. Neldner, M. Ngugi, R. Dowling
Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
June 2012

Detecting Stream Health Impacts

Detecting stream health impacts of horse riding and 4WD vehicle water crossings in South East Queensland: An event based assessment

Written by Sally-Anne Redfearn, Joanna Blessing, Jon Marshall, Wade Hadwen, Peter Negus
Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University
October 201

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