Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) have been overseeing the Re-balancing A Vegetative Landscape Project for the Landcare in the Central West Region.
We do this with the support of our Regional Landcare Facilitator, Tamara Harris, who is employed by the Central West Local Land Services (CWLLS) and acts as a conduit between Landcare and the CWLLS.
The Project that has been outlaid throughout Central West Landcare groups over the past 18 months and has seen some significant outcomes over the region as well as our local area. It sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but the intention of the project is to undertake training, testing, workshops etc that will improve land management and provide support to undertake that work.
Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) oversee this project which is funded by the National Landcare Programme (NLP) through the Central West Local Land Services. 10 regional groups have overseen projects in their local areas, with over 145,000 hectares being recognised as having improved land management as a result, involving 124 properties. This includes participation from 11 landholders in the Parkes and Forbes Shires covering over 7,000ha.
The NLP funding supports environmental protection and sustainable agricultural practices, delivers nationally important outcomes that assist Australia to meet its national and international obligations, support local stakeholders in delivery of regional NRM activities, builds local community and industry engagement, skills and capacity in NRM and sustainable agriculture and supports Indigenous participation in delivering NRM outcomes.
The project also has a focus on information distribution, grants, training, indigenous involvement in activities. The program provided funding to train over 800 people, involved over 6,000 people in awareness raising activities, produced a myriad of newsletters, media articles and social media to educate our communities about what can be done to improve soil health and better manage our landscape for future generations.
We will be continuing to oversee this regional project for Central West Lachlan Landcare over the next six months as well as outlaying our own program, if you are interested in being involved, please contact me at the CWLL office.
The CWLLS, Landcare and other partners are currently working towards other bids under the NLP2.
For more information about anything in this article, please contact Central West Lachlan Landcare on 02 6862 4914, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook or our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org
Until next week, happy Landcaring!