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Mission Statement

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS,

GOALS AND STRATERGIES



VISION:

Our vision is to enhance biodiversity and natural ecosystems within the local environment.


MISSION:


Our mission is to raise awareness of, protect and enhance the local environment.

GOALS:

  • To protect and improve the quality of water in our creeks and the Riparian environment.
  • To protect and nurture the biodiversity and extent of our natural ecosystems and species.
  • To encourage sustainable use of natural resources by our primary industries and all landholders.
  • To engage the local community in our endeavors and to increase the active membership of our landcare group.



Goal 1 - To protect and improve the quality of water in our creeks and the riparian environment:
  • Encourage reduction of stock access to creeks.
  • Where necessary and where possible, revegetate creek banks with local indigenous plant species.
  • Encourage protection of remnant vegetation.
  • Pursue biodiversity. 
  • Endeavor to eliminate pest plants from creeks and creek banks.
  • Advise landholders of practices which will reduce pollutant run-off and creek turbidity.
  • Nurture natural wetland areas.
  • Seek funding grants where available.
  • Consult with Catchment Management Authority where appropriate.

Goal 2 - To protect and nurture the diversity and extent of our natural ecosystems and speci
es:


  • Where necessary and where possible, revegetate with appropriate indigenous species.
  • Encourage protection of remnant vegetation.
  • Pursue biodiversity.
  • Endeavor to eliminate pest plants and animals
  • Educate the community about the benefits of tree hollows as habitat.
  • Support bio-link and nature corridor activities.
  • Seek funding grants where available.
  • Promote a “persistence” attitude.

Goal 3 - To encourage sustainable use of natural resources by our primary industries and all land holders:

  • Obtain and make available to land holders, information on appropriate stocking rates.
  • Encourage practices that will reduce downstream salinity.
  • Advise land holders of erosion prevention measures.
  • Foster the proper use of agricultural chemicals.
  • Educate land holders and the community of pest plants and animals.
  • Wherever possible, “whole farm” plans to be consistent with our Mission.


Goal 4 - To engage the local community in our endeavors and to increase the active membership of our landcare group:

  • Seek opportunities to be involved in local initiatives (ie. Lancefield Show).
  • Publish our activities and successes.
  • Actively support Junior Landcare initiatives at local primary schools.
  • Where appropriate, consult all stakeholders of our activities.
  • Provide consultancy where appropriate.
  • Aim for a diverse membership.