Landscape patterns and processes do not stop at a fence line or a property boundary. These variables will, to a greater or lesser extent, influence or be influenced by what happens over the fence. As demonstrated through the Mulloon Rehydration Initiative, landscape rehydration at the catchment scale provides immense benefit to the environment, productivity, and communities.
A critical part of catchment scale projects is engaging with the project’s direct stakeholders and broader community of interest. This could include the broader Landcare community that may be interested in observing, learning from, or even contributing learning to the project. It involves government – Local, State and Federal. It involves the research sector, the corporate sector and philanthropy.
The “bringing the community along” approach that the Mulloon Institute utilises ensures that landholders are provided with the tools to understand the approach and to develop and deliver these changes on their own properties. Ongoing support and engagement of landholders in achieving practice change through managed grazing and landscape rehydration is key to the long-term success of catchment scale landscape rehydration projects.
Mulloon Consulting provides support for catchment scale projects in the pre-planning and planning phases, all the way through development of catchment scale proposals, rehydration plans and implementation. Mulloon Consulting’s specialist trainers can provide support in engagement, and lead the education and training aspects of a catchment scale project.
- Presentations to communities on landscape rehydration and the experiences of the Mulloon Institute
- Workshops with catchment communities
- Scoping reports to identify the key steps and stakeholders in catchment projects
- Catchment scale detailed design and regulatory approval information
- Catchment scale construction
- Training on landholders in the maintenance of landscape rehydration measures