Lessons and best practice of landholder collaboration for landscape-scale conservation and production

Australian Rangelands Society
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Conference Proceeding
https://www.austrangesoc.com.au/data/ARSC2017/2017_Conference_Papers/Pfeiffer_et_al_Paper_77.pdf, 2017
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Tensions between production and natural resource management objectives, often perceived as mutually opposing, are increasing as technological, political, social changes and climatic variability continue to shape Australian rural landscapes. This paper explores enablers and barriers for landholder collaboration to bridge this gap, and to facilitate transitioning to new industries. Through key informant interviews we identified issues that need be considered for enhanced understanding of the complexities and contextual nature of landholder collaboration. These include models of collaboration; the role of government and funding; the role of industry; the role of education; marketing strategies; the importance of social cohesion; community involvement; succession of collaboration; and integrating production and conservation. Our findings suggest that when transitioning to new industries on a landscape-based scale, the aforementioned need to be taken into account.
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