Queensland’s Channel Country rivers underpin extensive wildlife in the floodplain ecosystems.
OBE Organic, Angus Emmott, likeminded graziers, environmentalists and traditional owners are united in their desire for these rivers and the floodplain country to be protected.
In this collaboration, Angus shares his spectacular images of the flora & fauna of our unique production region. These images are a way of conveying to the public the diversity of life in the Channel Country and the importance of maintaining these world significant ecosystems.
You can follow Angus on Instagram and Facebook to see more.
Angus is a keen natural historian, with a passion for photography, recently retired and living in the Queensland tropical rainforest.
Prior to retirement Angus, his wife Karen and adult son Fergus lived on “Noonbah” a cattle station two hours south-west of Longreach in the Channel Country. Noonbah sits on the confluence of the Thomson River and the Vermont channels. It is 52,000 hectares, half of which goes under water, in a big flood event. Noonbah has dominant summer rainfall. The average annual rainfall is around 400mm.
Angus was a former Chair of the Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee, He speaks regularly at forums and to media on the invitation of the Western Rivers Alliance. He is also a Board Director of Farmers for Climate Action.
Over the years, he and his family adapted their management practices at Noonbah to cope with running a grazing operation in a very dry part of the world. One strategy was to have a much more flexible stocking regime, even going down to minimal head in very dry periods. They also began an eco-tourism enterprise for another income stream. This also gave Angus the chance to quietly educate visitors about the outback and the importance of preserving our natural waterways and landscapes.