Landcare as a Tool in Sustainable Rural Conservation

Lennon, Jane L. (2019) Landcare as a Tool in Sustainable Rural Conservation. In: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium "Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World", November 13-14, 2018, San Francisco, California. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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PART 1. ADOPTING A LANDSCAPE APPROACH - Strategies for Managing Multiple Values of Large Landscapes and Trans-Boundary Sites /// Two hundred years of settler society in Australia have modified an ancient landscape resulting in soil erosion, loss of forest and woodland cover and transformed grasslands. Landcare, a voluntary community group movement, began in the late 1980s to fix problems rising from land degradation ( By changing public attitudes about land, water, vegetation and biodiversity management on farms over three decades, Landcare has produced acceptance of constraints on resource use and transferred information and techniques to farmers, building capacity and social cohesion in the face of economic and technological global changes. With some government funding, local community involvement in planning and undertaking repair and replanting works has had great benefits for improving rural landscapes with fenced off watercourses, revegetating riparian corridors and new techniques for using the land. Implementation of Landcare illustrates the recently approved ICOMOS World Rural Principles in operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Lennon, Jane L.
Languages: English
Keywords: Cultural landscapes; nature culture integration; management; conservation of cultural landscapes; natural heritage; cultural heritage; local communities; community management; community participation; civil associations; associations; repair; prevention of degradation; Australia
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
National Committee: United States of America
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 14:54
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