The regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) strategies for all of the 54 NRM regions around Australia contribute towards achieving the six NRM outcomes identified by the federal government under the Regional Land Partnership (RLP) Program. The RLP is the largest component of the National Landcare Program, investing $450 million dollars in NRM around Australia between July 2018 and June 2023. One of the roles of the NRM strategy in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) is to link our local priorities for land management and conservation with these federal NRM priorities.
The six federal NRM outcomes are to:
Although there are no RAMSAR or World Heritage sites in the NAR, our NRM work certainly supports the other four outcomes. With 78 threatened fauna, nearly 900 threatened plants, and 25 threatened ecological communities found in the region, there is plenty of work to do! Projects that focus on improving on-farm soil, biodiversity and vegetation, and increasing the capacity of our farms and farmers to adapt to climate change and evolving market demands, also contribute substantially to achieving the RLP outcomes.
We respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji and Noongar people who are the Traditional Owners and original natural resource managers of the Northern Agricultural Region and pay our respect to all of the Aboriginal Elders and leaders in the region, past, present and emerging
“Bandang jinangij ngala nyoongar boodja danjoo.”
All people looking after Country together (Noongar).
“Barndi nhurra nganjungu barnagi yanayinha.”
It is good that you come to our Country (Yamaji Wajarri).