The new representative body of the National Landcare Network (NLN) met for the first time in Melbourne last week, just ahead of the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards. Louise Duxbury from WA and Karissa Preuss from the ACT (pictured l-r) were elected as Chair and Deputy Chair respectively.
The Members’ Council is made up of passionate Landcarers, including volunteers, farmers and Aboriginal land managers among others, from each state and territory. Their job will be to gather information about what is important to the people who are working to protect Australia’s productive landscapes and unique habitats and species. This will be used to guide the future direction of the NLN as it works to make sure community Landcare keeps its place at the heart of Australia’s approach to managing its lands and environment.
The experience, knowledge and commitment in the room were inspiring and the NLN is looking forward to taking its next steps under the guidance of this talented bunch!