What Is Landcare?

​Landcare is a grassroots movement of individuals, groups and organisations across Australia with a shared vision to protect, enhance or restore the natural environment in their local community through sustainable land management and conservation activities. Landcare enables people to actively care for the natural environment in their community.

From the coast to the country, and from urban cities to the outback, landcare’s greatest asset is its people. There are a diverse range of people involved in landcare activities including farmers and farming systems groups, land holders, landcare groups and networks, Traditional Owners and First Nations people, Bushcare and ‘Friends of’ groups, Coastcare, Dunecare and Rivercare groups, landcare facilitators and coordinators, youth groups and other volunteer community groups involved in protecting, enhancing or restoring their local environment. Landcare Australia’s Junior Landcare program provides a pathway for children to become lifelong landcarers starting with early learning childhood centres through to primary and secondary schools.

With the impact of a changing climate, and natural disasters like drought, bushfires and flood, landcare has never been so important.

Volunteer with your local group or you can start a group in your community. Find a group here.

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