NRM South’s Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) roles are currently shared across two dedicated positions; an RLF for Community and an RLF for Agriculture.
Our Regional Landcare Facilitator (Community) provides key support to community groups including the coordination of our community grants programs, while our Regional Landcare Facilitator (Agriculture) provides support for farmers, landholders and producers to carry out activities that contribute to the sustainable management of our agricultural landscapes.
RLF Program priorities:
– Fostering sustainable farm and land management practices across the region.
– Sustaining ecosystem-services and improving landscape-scale conservation outcomes.
– Connecting NRM organisations, community, Landcare and farmer production groups to build knowledge, skills and community capacity and resilience.
– Promoting various opportunities for community groups and farming networks to access funding, engage with research and participate in training.
– Supporting the hands-on application of sustainable land and natural resource management practices.
– Providing feedback to the Australian Government from the community on emerging natural resource management issues from around the southern Tasmanian region.
We link to other organisations that provide assistance, and we work with councils and the NRM Facilitation Network to provide support within regional communities. We are also a main contributor to the Volunteer Training Consortium (VTC) formed to build capacity within groups. The VTC is a collaboration between land managers and care organisations including; Landcare Tasmania, Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Services, Crown Land Services and various local councils. Past training has included First Aid, Weed identification and control, brushcutter use and seed propagation.
Keep an eye on our events calendar for training opportunities.
NRM facilitation is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.