Survey yields results
HABITAT and biodiversity loss, water conservation and pest control are just some of the priority land care and environmental issues identified by the community as part of Warren Catchments Council’s community land care survey.
The council called for community input to help shape its draft strategic plan, distributing about 3000 survey brochures in order to identify priorities for land care activities and natural resource management.
Community engagement officer Julian Sharp said priority areas for action identified also included the impact of climate change, soil conservation and sustainable agriculture as well as education on sustainable land care.
He said the survey was valuable in gauging community priorities.
“It was encouraging to see the extent of interest and concern amongst the community – especially younger people.
“The responses to a series of questions in the survey will assist our organisation in developing a strategic and communications plan that will guide community-driven land care activities over the next 10 years.”