Vale Landcare: the rise and decline of community-based natural resource management in rural Australia

Tennent, Rebeka, and Lockie, Stewart (2013) Vale Landcare: the rise and decline of community-based natural resource management in rural Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56 (4). pp. 572-587.

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Abstract

For almost two decades, community Landcare groups and supporting institutional bodies were the focus of agri-environmental policy in Australia. Despite the successes of Landcare, the programme faces challenges securing funding in an era of agri-environmental policy that preferences economic mechanisms, such as market-based instruments, for devolving funding. This longitudinal study examines how Landcare group activity and membership in one catchment have changed over the last decade. Community Landcare groups in the study area were in 'sleeper mode' or had ceased to exist, partially as a result of funding and structural arrangements and several other factors that undermined both community Landcare groups and the regional Landcare network.

Item ID: 30824
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1360-0559
Keywords: community-based natural resource management, integrated catchment management, Landcare, National Landcare Program
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 00:09
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960704 Land Stewardship @ 100%
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