Community partnerships with a regional focus
Integrated catchment management (ICM) recognises that people and their livelihoods rely on the health and productivity of landscapes and communities, and land managers need to be empowered to be directly responsible for managing the region’s natural resources. The community’s continued commitment to partner in ICM is central to the success of this strategy. The community theme has two subthemes – Traditional Owners and Communities in ICM.
For thousands of years, Aboriginal people have had a strong and continuing connection with the land across the Glenelg Hopkins region – they have important cultural obligations to manage their lands and waterways. Traditional Owner led management of Country is central to the region’s future.
Communities in ICM
People are integral to the effective management of our catchments. Many individuals, groups and organisations have important roles and, when they work well together, can improve the health and productivity of our varied landscapes.
Students from Balmoral Community College, learning about water bugs