'Community-owned Rural Catchment Mangement: A Guide for Partners' was initially aimed at resource management professionals. The publication is now available more widely, to include people with an interest in the management of catchment scale projects. It offers a realistic account of the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging communities in this work.
NZ Landcare Trust has a proven track record working alongside farmers, landowners and community groups, delivering change where it really matters... on the ground. This guide shares the experience gained over 16 years of practical Landcare in New Zealand. Ours are not the only examples of successful catchment management projects, the book takes a broader look, examining the common themes that run through a number of other successful projects.
'Communities must own an issue if we want effective, sustained change.'
Community ownership is a thread that links many of the successful projects. Gaining the trust and support of a rural community at an early stage can reduce many of the barriers often associated with delivery and provide better long term prospects for the project. Sounds great in theory but we all recognise that this is where the challenge begins. This guide will help people better understand what works and what does not!
- Rural Catchment Management in New Zealand
- Local Ownership
- Being Strategic
- Collaborative Planning and Management
- Well Designed Incentives
- Regulation Backed by Effective Compliance
- Further Information
If you would like a printed copy of 'Community-owned Rural Catchment Mangement: A Guide for Partners' contact NZ Landcare Trust Communications Manager James Barnett. Alternatively you can simply download a digital version below.
The 'Community-owned Rural Catchment Mangement guide is now available to download in pdf format:
Download Guide (file size 3MB) >
NZ Landcare Trust delivered the first masterclass on Tuesday 27th November at the MfE offices in Wellington. The class built upon material presented in the book and provided an opportunity to discuss how general principles might be applied to specific situations. The Masteclass included:
- Plenary presentation 1 - Grounding Community Owned Catchment Management. A rural perspective.
Plenary presentation 2 - Strategy
Group Strategy Session - Thinking strategically
- Plenary presentation 3 - Implementation
- Group Implementation Session - Exploring implemetation issues
- Plenary presentation 4 - Event Summary
If you are interested in attending a future master-class please let us know> Both the book and the master-classes form part of an awareness building programme to be delivered by the Trust with funding from the Ministry for the Environment.