Australia needs a feasible investment system for frontline rural stewardship, to achieve our desire for sustainable primary production and protection of biodiversity.
Landcare NSW, the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Gondwana Link, and The Nature Conservancy have worked with the Australian Centre for Agriculture & Law at the University of New England, to explore how Australia should pay for frontline protection or restoration of rural environments.
A significant and timely report focused on addressing the rural stewardship funding gap has been developed that will help guide future pathways for Australia.
Funding Rural Stewardship: The case for meaningful reform
An evidence-based report by the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law on funding and incentives required for land stewards and volunteers to carry out effective rural environmental conservation and restoration.
CASE STUDY No. 2: Southern New England Landcare: Enabling and Supporting Stewardship for Over 30 Years
Southern New England Landcare Ltd is one of the most successful and long-lived rural landcare networks in Australia. Read about how this community organisation has been enabling and supporting stewardship for over 30 years.