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Landcare and Farming – Finding Synergism 

26-08-2022 14:40

Holbrook Landcare Network (HLN), based in southern New South Wales, has some of the most productive and progressive landholders in the country, with land prices reaching heights unfathomable a few years ago. Despite this clear need to build a financial return on such valuable land assets, Holbrook also has one of the most active Landcare groups in the country and, over the past 32 years, has contributed to increased vegetation cover in some sub-catchments by more than 10%. So, how has the Holbrook region managed to achieve this synergy between environment and farming? This presentation discusses how it is possible to be both productive and environmentally responsible and the opportunities this presents. The rise of corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities and the onset of environmental service payments, whether it be for biodiversity or carbon is likely to have a transformative impact on farm asset management and landscape health. Landcare needs to prepare for this transition and redefine its role in this process. Landcare’s accumulated knowledge and experience in revegetation, and provision of trusted, independent, impartial advice on revegetation and vegetation management will be vital as will Landcare’s ability to bring all farmers and farming styles on the journey with us.

Presenter: Dr Alison Southwell.
Powerpoint Slideshow: Landcare and Farming – Finding Synergism.


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