Landcare Networks: establishing viable local organisations in rural Australia

Jonathon Sobels, Allan Curtis

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    Abstract

    An important and unexpected development of Landcare has been the emergence of Landcare networks. Networks operate as a two-tiered umbrella structure at a scale substantially larger in extent than most groups. They typically exhibit a more professional management approach, have a stronger power base and are more autonomous than most groups. Important outcomes include: * efficiencies in coordination within and between groups * enhanced communication structures * increased resources for Landcare * increased onground work * adoption of regional perspective; and recruitment of skilled community leaders Networks have combined the advantages of community identification associated with grass roots organisations and the efficiencies and power of regional organisations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-28
    Number of pages7
    JournalNatural Resources Management
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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