Regional Landcare Facilitator here to stay
Jan 06, 2015
Under the National Landcare Programme reforms released recently by the Australian Government, each of the 56 Natural Resource Management organisations across Australia are required to continue to maintain a minimum of one full time equivalent Regional Landcare Facilitator position.
The role of the Regional Landcare Facilitator is to work with local landcare groups, natural resource management (NRM) organisations and agricultural production groups to assist to develop their skills and capability at a local level. Landcare groups are predominantly made up of dedicated volunteers and the Regional Landcare Facilitator helps them with higher level activities such as WHS, understanding what funding may be available and facilitating communication and the exchange of information between groups through workshops and field days. This helps them to get on with the work that they do best – onground activities that help to conserve biodiversity and improve land management practices.
The Regional Landcare Facilitator also works with land managers to adopt farm practices and land management practices that help to sustainably manage our natural resources, reduce emissions and adapt to changing climatic conditions.
The Regional Landcare Facilitator acts as a central liaison between governments, NRM groups and industry groups and local Landcarers and land managers and coordinates the delivery of best practice ideas and the discussion of natural resource management issues.
Holding the role in Burnett Mary region is Kay Enkelmann. From a primary production background, she is ideally suited to the role and has a deep understanding of the issues facing farmers and Landcarers. Based centrally in Wondai, Kay maintains contacts with and supports the many Landcare and farming production groups providing a much needed service. She can be contacted on 07 4169 0720 or 0412 660 987 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Regional Landcare Facilitator Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.
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