Catchment Action NSW

Local Land Services delivers the NSW Government-funded Catchment Action NSW program (2017/18 – 2020/21) to support the sustainable management of NSW’s natural assets and resources. The program involves Local Land Services’ regions investing in natural resource management activities with land managers and regional communities to improve soil and land, aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems and significant native species across NSW.

The objective of Catchment Action NSW is to:

Support sustainable management of NSW’s natural assets and resources through regionally delivered catchment action programs.

There are four investment themes that Catchment Action NSW will deliver on. North West Local Land Services is focusing on the Soils and Land theme for 2020-2021.

The expected long-term outcome for this theme is that soils are protected or rehabilitated to support ecosystem services. The foundation of sustainable land management and overall ecosystem health is soil management. Good management of soil across catchments has positive impacts on the productive capacity of farms, and also minimises off-site impacts. Off-site impacts of poor soil management can be felt far downstream through sedimentation, salinisation, acidification and eutrophication that impact on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Impacts on water quality can impact severely on fisheries, water users and ecosystems.

Activities and services to be implemented in 2020-21 within the Soils and Land theme include awareness raising and training events for land managers to build skills and knowledge in soil management, and financial incentives for sustainable grazing practices, engineering works and stock exclusion fencing to reduce soil erosion.

For more information about our Catchment Action NSW project click on the link below: