Natural Resource Management


WHAT IS NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR AGRICULTURE?



LANDCARE

Natural Resource Management in Australia is synonomous with Landcare — the key national, regional and community driver for which natural resource management outcomes are delivered.

Landcare is a national network of over 4,000 community Landcare groups.

Landcare began in Victoria during the 1980's in response to salinity issues along the Murray River. The Landcare Award was created by the then Minister for the Environment in Victoria to award constituents who were tackling issues related to the environment. 

The national body, Landcare Australia, supports Landcare groups.

Many of the original Landcarers were farmers — many primary producers are active participants in Landcare, with more than 40 per cent of farmers involved in Landcare (and many more practice Landcare farming approaches more informally). As well, the concept has grown in urban and coastal regions!

The strength of Australian Landcare is that community groups and networks, with government and corporate support, conceive their own visions and set goals for local and regional environmental action. Working from the ground up to achieve these goals creates freedom and flexibility, giving communities a great sense of purpose.
Landcare in Australia founded on local action
— (Rob Youl, Sue Marriott, Theo Nabben)
 


LANDCARE IN ACTION!

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