Representatives from natural resource management, industry, government, academia, community and NGOs gathered together in June to explore the practical aspects of Landscape-scale projects.
Hosted by Rangelands NRM, the workshop on 19 June brought together over 60 participants and aimed to be the beginning of a ‘conversation’ to improve the impact on the ground in the WA rangelands.
“We're bringing key stakeholders together to share relevant lessons learned, help map out priority actions and also identify collaboration opportunities to help drive the success of landscape scale projects being undertaken in the rangelands,” Rangelands NRM CEO Dr Gaye Mackenzie said.
The workshop featured presentations about relevant projects including those at Mt Gibson, Yandeyarra, the Pilbara Corridors project as well as Greening Australia/BHP Billiton work in the Pilbara.
David Galloway also provided an overview of his research findings about the attributes of sustainable landscape-scale projects.
Facilitated by Craig Salt of Sustainable Consulting, the workshop allowed discussion about key success factors, current blockages and agreement for an ideal project framework.
“Discussions for the way forward touched on the need for ‘big collaboration’ and a collective impact model with common agendas, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and backbone support,” Dr Mackenzie said.
A working group which was formed at the end of the workshop. This group will be meeting at the beginning of August to discuss the next steps in implementing the key strategic thrusts identified at the workshop.
For more information, contact Dr Gaye Mackenzie (email or telephone 08 9468 8250).
Image: The workshop broke into groups for disucssions (©Craig Salt)