TOWARD A BETTER NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DELIVERY MODEL WITH A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE FARMING SECTOR – THE TAMAR VALLEY EXPERIENCE

Greg Lundstrom

Program Coordinator, Tamar NRM Inc, Mowbray, TASMANIA 7250

Greg.Lundstrom@launceston.tas.gov.au

 

ABSTRACT

A belief that the current natural resource management (NRM) delivery model in Australia is failing to provide tangible on ground outcomes within the farming sector is proving to be a catalyst for the examination of alternative delivery models. However, there exist workable examples contributing to on-farm NRM and production outcomes that provide value for money investment, with the flexibility to cater to local needs at a sub-regional level. These community-based models owe their success by being truly community driven and more closely linked to producers and local government than the regional NRMs are. The Tamar Valley has such a community driven model, which demonstrates another way for NRM program and project delivery into the farming sector.


BIOGRAPHY

Greg Lundstrom has been working in the field of conservation, land management or natural resource management for over 20 years. He is currently employed with Tamar NRM, in the Tamar Valley of Tasmania. Prior to moving to Tasmania, Greg worked for nine and a half years for the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board working on projects in a variety of landscapes such as coastal, wetland, riverine and rangelands. Over this time, he worked in the in monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and program managed the board’s atmosphere program delivering a climate change regional adaptation plan and multi-sector risk assessment for the River Murray’s lower reaches and the troubled lower lakes.Greg holds post graduate qualifications in environmental management, and qualifications in conservation and land management, natural resources management and climate change law and policy.Three years ago, Greg was appointed program coordinator with Tamar NRM, and is currently delivering programs and projects supporting sustainable agriculture in the Tamar Valley including pasture demonstration sites, weed management, revegetation, coastal communities projects, citizen science and capacity building projects.

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