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Regional Landcare Facilitator

RLF Program

We employ a Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF), supported through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.


Key priorities of the Regional Landcare Facilitator are:

  • Supporting sustainable farm and land management practices
  • Improving ecosystem services and landscape scale conservation
  • Linking Natural Resource Management bodies, community, Landcare and production groups
  • Promoting opportunities for groups and networks to access public and private funds
  • Contributing and supporting the uptake of sustainable land management practices
  • Providing feedback to the Australian Government on emerging issues and current attitude, activities and needs in the South Coast NRM region.

South Coast NRM RLF

Our Regional Landcare Facilitator is Sally Forbes.  Sally is based in our Albany office and can be contacted:

Office: 9845 8540

Mobile: 0427 722 482

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sustainable Agricultural Resources

There seems to be a mountain of information available to farmers and the general public regarding sustainable agriculture and Landcare. Below is a list of links and online resources to make the task of finding information a little easier.

Useful websites

Government Agencies

Sustainable Agriculture Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FFICRC)

Everfarm Program

Explores the extent to which perennial plants can help dryland agricultural systems adapt to climate change will be the focus of a new Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FFI CRC) project entitled EverFarm® (view more)

The Small Landholder Information Service (SLIS)

Provides Western Australia's 60,000 small landholders with information on all aspects of effectively managing their land, orchards and livestock. The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's SLIS strengthens agricultural skills by providing a free enquiry service and targeted learning events and information products specifically tailored to small landholders. (view more)

Evergreen

The Evergreen Farming group has a vision of healthy farming landscapes through profitable and robust pasture systems. Its mission is to provide leadership knowledge and enthusiasm to develop farming systems which incorporate profitable, resilient pastures and highly profitable perennial pastures and fodder shrubs are the tools to achieve this. (view more)

Western Australian No Tillage Farmers Association (WANTFA)

The Western Australian No-Tillage Farmers Association (WANTFA) is driving adoption of sustainable and profitable broad acre cropping systems by sharing farmer experiences and innovations from research and field trials.WANTFA is the largest agronomic grower group in Western Australia and supports the adoption of sustainable and profitable broad acre cropping systems by sharing grower experiences and innovative research. Formed in 1992, WANTFA was built on the ethic of grower helping growers. It is the only WA group that solely focuses on conservation agriculture (no-tillage and zero-tillage). (view more)

South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA)

SEPWA was established in 1993 to represent wheat growers in the Esperance Port Zone, assisting growers to produce premium quality grain. Today, SEPWA's vision is to improve profitability and sustainability of Esperance Port Zone grain growers. (view more)

Southern Dirt

Southern Dirt is a grower group aiming to increase the productivity and profitability of mixed farming in the south of Western Australia. The Southern Dirt region stretches from Boddington to Cranbrook, Katanning to Boyup Brook and everywhere in between - an area encompassing 2,300 farming businesses of predominantly grazing and cropping enterprises. (view more)

Stirlings to Coast Grower Group

Stirlings to Coast Farmers was formed in early 2009, with the major focus on soil health, soil acidity and non-wetting soils. Developing new varieties and marketing options for malting barley are also of interest to the group. (view more)

Grower Group Alliance (GGA) 

The Grower Group Alliance (GGA) is a non-profit, farmer-driven organisation connecting grower groups, research organisations and agribusiness in a network across WA. The GGA acts to add value to the activities of grower groups by maximising the opportunities for collaboration and information sharing. The Grower Group Alliance project was developed in 2002 by grower groups and is managed by an advisory committee with representation from grower groups, research organisations and private agribusiness. It is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). (view more) 

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) 

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing RD&E to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. The primary objective of the GRDC is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and the wider community.The GRDC is a statutory corporation, founded in 1990, under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act), it is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act). The GRDC's portfolio department is the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.

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Tel: (08) 9845 8537
Fax: (08) 9845 8538
Email:info@southcoastnrm.com.au

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Fax: (08) 9845 8538
Email:info@southcoastnrm.com.au

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