Regional Landcare Facilitators
The Australian Government has recognised that the skills, local knowledge and determination of community based organisations and networks are essential to achieving the outcomes and targets outlined in Caring for Our Country, and also to ensure the good management, including sustainable use and protection of Australia's natural resources continues. The Government therefore has, after extensive consultation with Landcare and sustainable production groups, made available funding for the employment of a network of Landcare Facilitators.
In NSW & the ACT these positions are hosted by Landcare Networks directly or by CMAs in partnership with the Landcare community in that region.
Landcare NSW Inc is proud to support this initiative and has provided this web page and intranet services for all Facilitators to communicate with each other and post general information about what is happening across their region.
About Regional Landcare Facilitators
The Regional Landcare Facilitator Network promotes sustainable farm and land management practices, and contributes to and supports the uptake of sustainable practices and landscape scale conservation in rural and regional landscapes in a changing climate.
Regional Landcare Facilitators work primarily with community groups in rural landscapes. However, this work can also extend into urban areas where this will achieve better landscape scale natural resource management.
Regional Landcare Facilitators:
- deliver an integrated approach to projects that help achieve sustainable food and fibre production, address climate change and protect the environment at the regional and local level.
- serve as an accessible contact point and knowledge broker for local communities within the natural resource region on natural resource management issues.
- facilitate effective community feedback to the Australian Government.
- promote opportunities for groups and networks to access public and private funds to undertake their projects.
- facilitate an effective relationship between the regional natural resource management bodies and community Landcare and production groups.
- communicate and translate relevant Australian Government policy and programs to stakeholders.
Regional Landcare Facilitators work with a range of key stakeholders. They work to establish adaptable, self reliant and appropriately informed networks in their region.
Contracted host organisations employ individual Regional Landcare Facilitators, however the positions form a national network of Regional Landcare Facilitators who work collaboratively to further the Landcare program as a whole.
Regional Landcare Facilitators' Roles and Activities
Work with community Landcare and production groups to promote sustainable farm and land management practices and contribute to and support the uptake of land management practices in rural and related landscapes in a changing climate.
Establish, link, support and develop community Landcare and production groups participating in sustainable and land management practices, on and off-farm, in rural and related landscapes to support the adoption of practices to deliver improved ecosystem services and landscape scale conservation.
Provide an effective interface between the regional natural resource management bodies and community Landcare and production groups.
Promote opportunities for groups and networks to access public and private funds to address public benefit sustainable farm and land management practices and contribute to and support the uptake of land management practices in rural and related landscapes including Caring for our Country targets.
Provide feedback to the Australian Government and the National Landcare Facilitator on emerging issues.
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