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 the largest Landcare group (by area) in Australia, extending from Tennant Creek to south of the NT/SA border. Beef cattle is the primary enterprise in the region and the CLMA area represents about 300,000km (30 million ha) of land under pastoral lease. The average size of cattle stations in central Australia is 3000km (300,000ha). Most are family run properties in remote locations and about 80 properties occupy this area.

New Video produced with input from the CLMA on erosional processes in  the arid zone!

The power of raindrops


Grant Heaslip from Bond Springs station north of Alice Springs shares his short film documenting life in the arid zone. It brings to life the boom and bust cycles of desert dwelling. The film starts with the drought in the 1960's through to the flooding rains and bushfires that eventually followed. 

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We are pleased to announce the new 2017 CLMA committee line up:

President: Liz Bird, Indiana Station, Vice President South: Joella Klein, Orange Creek Station Vice President North: Sarah Cook, Aileron Station, Secretary: Amber Driver, Elkedra, Treasurer: Laura Heaslip, Bond Springs Station, General Members: Rod Cramer, Temple Bar Station, Colleen Costello, New Crown Station, Letty Cook, Suplejack Downs Station, Public Officer: Sheri Fogarty, Palmer Valley Station