Twenty five years ago one of the environmental flashpoints in this country was the degradation of farming land and how to best manage it into the future.
Landcare, which began life as a grassroots movement to tackle salinity along the Murray River, was born out of a then radical proposal by the National Farmers Federation and the Australian Conservation Foundation for both sides to come together and reach common goals.
At the time, this bipartisan approach was ground breaking. However as Landcare celebrates its quarter of a century this year it is facing funding cuts and questions as to how it can remain relevant into the future.
Read he full article at ABC Radio National: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/landcare/5749354