Working with nature: report March 2021
In March 2021, more than 100 conservation, farming and land management organisations came together to release the report Working with Nature.
This report outlines how thousands of workers can be employed to deliver practical conservation and land management work across the country - delivering targeted economic recovery support to regional communities while leaving lasting benefits for the environment, tourism, farm businesses and local communities.
This investment would deliver timely, targeted and temporary support for unemployed workers and can be scaled as needed to meet the needs of regional communities, in the context of broader federal and state economic recovery priorities.
The types of practical
activities that would be undertaken include weed management, soil
erosion control, tree planting, bushfire
recovery, restoration of bushland, rivers and creeks, feral animal control, fence construction and restoration of coastal and marine habitats.
The report outlines the diverse economic, social and environmental benefits associated with government investment in conservation and land management work, illustrated with case studies, and outlines opportunities for further investment in hard-hit regional communities.