As reports come in from the devastating bushfires that have impacted so many of our communities, words cannot fully express how saddened our entire Landcare community is for the losses so many of our groups are experiencing.
The statistics are staggering. Nearly 5 million hectares of land being burnt in the state’s bushfires, 800 million animals killed and 2,000 homes lost in NSW – including those of our own Landcarers – the process back to recovery will be long.
In our thoughts during these times are the families and individuals affected, as well as those who are volunteering their time to fight fires, protect homes and help recover injured wildlife.
In the coming months and years as our state begins to recover, we know with certainty that our NSW Landcare community is strong, resilient and resourceful, and we will be there to help rebuild communities and landscapes, and ensure wildlife will recover.
We will do this by working with one another to support all our communities together.
Adrian Zammit and Steph Cameron
Landcare NSW CEO and Landcare NSW Chair
Assistance factsheet for bushfire affected landholders
Recovery Grants Guidelines – Primary Producers