Title: Regional Landcare Facilitator
Overview: Regional Landcare Facilitators are part of a national network of skilled people that link and support community Landcare and production groups participating in sustainable farm and land management practices. The RLF position is supported by the National Landcare Programme, which funds one full-time position in each of the 56 NRM regions. At Rangelands NRM, Kane Watson is in this role. The Rangelands NRM RLF can assist with:
The RLP also provides feedback to the Australian Government and National Landcare Facilitator Network on emerging issues and current attitudes and activities in their NRM region.
Delivery organisation: Kane works with all land managers, producer groups, regional bodies and interested parties including Regional Biosecurity Groups (RBGs) and Local Conservation District Committees (LCDCs).
Outcomes: Kane provides on-ground support for pastoral land managers and their representative regional organisations and producer groups in the rangelands. He encourages them to undertake sustainable land management suited to their business and their area through participation workshops, demos and trials. He recognises that different groups are at different stages of development and have different needs and is happy to discuss individual situations.
Recent key outcomes have included:
Investment: The Regional Landcare Facilitator is supported by the National Landcare Programme, which funds one full-time position in each of the 56 NRM regions
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