POSITION AVAiLBLE AT CENTRAL LAND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FOR
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The Centralian Land Management Association (CLMA) is the pastoral industry’s Landcare group in central Australia. It was formed in 1988 by a group of local pastoralists and has developed into one of the most successful Landcare groups in Australia, having won two National Landcare Awards.
The aim of the group is to promote land management practices that will ensure the sustainable and productive use of pastoral lands. Beef cattle is the primary enterprise and the CLMA area represents about 300,000 km² (30 million ha) of land under pastoral lease. About 80 properties occupy this area, of which close to 60% are members of the CLMA.
The average size of cattle stations in central Australia is over 3,000 km² (300,000 ha). Most cattle stations are family-run properties in remote locations.
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Ecosystems Management Understanding (funded by Caring for our Country 2009)
Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU) introduces land managers to the ecological management of landscape and habitats by learning to recognise and read landscape processes, condition and change. The EMU process begins with land managers recording their property knowledge in a baseline mapping overlay exercise. This is followed by air and ground assessment of key areas, landscape-scale management planning, and in many cases on-ground rehabilitation of the prioritised management issues. All stages are completely voluntary and lead by the land managers in terms of the level of information provided.
More information on EMU, click here for the Emu Information Flyer and click here for the Catchment Restoration Principles Flyer.
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Assisting 15 properties in the Alice region to implement and maintain EMSs that were developed as part of the National Pilot Program for EMS in Agriculture. Ongoing assistance for pastoralists wishing to get involved in EMS. Funded by members.
Soil Conservation and Machinery Workshops
Courses to help land managers learn best practice techniques in soil works that prevent erosion, correct construction of roads and fencelines, rehabilitation of roads and other erosion problems. Landholders undertake accredited machinery training using various machinery.
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Centre Land Watch
Assisting pastoralists with monitoring land condition over time through photo sites and data collection. Funded by members.
Native grass seed harvesting
Seed harvesting machinery available upon request.
A quarterly newsletter for pastoralists, Government Agencies and community groups with updates of project work and NRM information. Funded by members.
Integrated Natural Resource Management Planning
CLMA coordinator funded by the Territory Natural Resource Management to assist central Australian pastoralists to implement priorities from the Northern Territory INRM Plan.
- Provision of natural resource management advice to members
- Networking at local/regional/national levels (Govt. departments, community organisations, research agencies, NRM stakeholder groups
- Attendance at forums and committees (e.g. Drought policy reviews, Parks and Conservation Master plan)
- Advocacy for members
- Maintenance of office and communication networks with pastoral community
- Maintenance of vehicles, weed spraying equipment etc.
- Representation on the Regional Weeds Advisory Board
ASSOCIATED GROUPS AND PROJECT PARTNERS:
- Territory Natural Resource Managment
- CSIRO (Alice Springs)
- CSIRO (Darwin)
- DPIFM (Alice Springs and Tennant Creek)
- Barkly Landcare & Conservation Association (BLCA)
- Victoria River District Conservation Association
- NT Pastoral Lands Board
- SA Pastoral Lands Board
- Landcare Council NT
- NT Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA)
- Georgina/Diamantina Catchment Committee
- Bush Fires Council NT
- Central Australian Camel Industry Association
- Desert Knowledge CRC
- Threatened Species Network
- Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC)
- Marla/Oodnadatta Soil Conservation Board
- Southern Beef Producers group
CURRENT STAFF PROFILE:
Name: Camilla Osborn
Role in CLMA: Coordinator and EMU Project Officer
General enquiries: email@example.com
National Landcare Awards
- BHP Landcare Research Award – 2000
- Alcoa of Australia National Landcare Community Group Award - 1998
Northern Territory Landcare Awards
- Landcare Research Award – 1999
- Individual Landcarer Award – 1999
- Community Group Award – 1997, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1999
- Several of our members have also won Landcare awards
INFORMATION FOR SALE OF GRASS GUIDE BOOK:
Central Australian Grass Guide Books are on sale through CLMA for $25.00 GST inclusive.
Please email us for more information.
DOWNLOAD PDF OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN GRAZING STRATEGIES PARTNERSHIP – Rangelands grazing strategies for improved economics and resource sustainability.
Centralian Land Management Association
PO Box 2534 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871
Phone: (08) 8953 4230 Fax: (08) 8952 3824
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