Regenerative landscape management seeks to restore landscape function and deliver sustainable production, an improved natural resource base, healthy nutrient cycling, increased biodiversity and enhanced resilience. Find out about different techniques and the advantages of using these practices.
Australian farmers and land managers have long been recognised for their resilience and adaptability. We need to harness these characteristics to ensure wide adoption of regenerative approaches to landscape management to support sustainable production and address landscape degradation. Here are some hints and tips to get started.
By restoring the structural, mineral and biological health of our soils we can rebuild the resilience of our landscapes, reverse landscape degradation and enable healthy, sustainable production. Find out why soil is so important and how to improve soil health.
Typically, 50% of rainfall in Australia is wastefully and unnecessarily lost to evaporation - largely because it cannot infiltrate the soil. Find out why it's so important to effectively manage water in our agricultural landscapes and what can be done to increase efficiency in water use.
A diversity of vegetation and groundcover is fundamental to soil health and regenerating degraded landscapes. Find out why we need to increase and restore vegetation in our agricultural landscapes and how to go about it.
It is essential to conserve biological diversity to maintain the life- support system that nature provides and the living resources essential for ecologically sustainable development. Find out why we need to look after our biodiversity and how to encourage biodiversity in our agricultural landscapes.
We have identified a number innovative farming enterprises and landscape management organisations achieving success through regenerative landscape management. These farmers are demonstrating profitable and sustainable farming while continuing to improve the natural resource base. We captured their experiences in the original 19 case studies in 2012 and are continuing to add new stories of regenerative landscape management in practice.
What's in it for me? Our case studies show that positive outcomes from adopting regenerative landscape management practices can be felt economically, environmentally and socially. Many of the innovative farmers in our case studies sought more than a production increase, with goals related to the achievement of sustainability, better health or a balance in lifestyle.
Our case study participants have provided us with some of the questions most frequently asked of them in relation to their adoption and practise of regenerative landscape management.