Regenerative landscape management is the application of techniques which seek to restore landscape function and deliver outcomes that include sustainable production, an improved natural resource base, healthy nutrient cycling, increased biodiversity and enhanced resilience. These outcomes benefit not only primary producers, but also the community - environmentally, economically and socially.
These techniques generally focus on integrated management of soil, water and vegetation/biodiversity and becoming more efficient in the use of natural resources.
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A small but growing group of land managers in Australia are using practical, effective, high-performance practices focusing on integrated soil, water and vegetation management that we believe can show us the way to restoring the landscape.
These land managers are exploiting the Australian landscape’s unique natural processes to regenerate healthier, more productive and resilient landscapes through:
improving the structural, mineral and biological balance of their soils
repairing riparian zones
increasing the biodiversity and extent of groundcover and vegetation
better managing pastures and stock
implementing no-till sowing and managing crops with a focus on soil biological health
minimising the use of synthetic inputs
These farmers see themselves not as owners of the land but stewards of it. This connection, derived from experience, has given them the insight to understand that it is their responsibility to enhance and preserve their landscape for future generations.
Farmers should be recognised not simply as producers of food, but as the primary carers of the land and be rewarded accordingly.
Michael Jeffery talks with case study participant, Colin Seis of Winona
on the benefits of practising regenerative landscape management: