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Limestone Coast video captures essence of working together to care for land, water and nature

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board has released its first annual community report via video. While it’s specific to the work and achievements of caring for that special part of South Australia, it also tells a compelling story about our love for our natural environment, our understanding that biodiversity underpins productivity, and how we all have a part to play.

Watch Limestone Coast Landscape Board 2020/21 In Review to learn more about what’s happening in the south-east of our state to care for our land, water and nature.

Landscape boards have a strong regional focus. But they also have a lot in common with other boards across the state and are adept at recognising when working together will lift their local communities and benefit the state as a whole.

The themes are familiar regardless of the region – working with primary producers with a focus on healthy soils, weed control and adaptive agriculture; a deep commitment to First Nations engagement; pest animal management, in this case feral deer control partnerships which have achieved the equivalent of the removal of 45,000 rabbits (one deer is equivalent to about thirty rabbits) from the landscape; looking after the region’s water resources, making sure that the amount of water used does not exceed that coming in, finding the balance between protecting the resource and allowing industry to develop and flourish.

The video also makes it easy to understand how landscape boards are funded through landscape and water levies, which sets them up to leverage millions of dollars more from other funding sources to make positive change for South Australia’s landscapes.

The main message is that landscape boards want to work with others to create understanding and action to care for and improve South Australia’s natural and productive landscapes.

Watch the video and be inspired about the amazing work happening across our state to care for land, water and nature. What could you do?

Contact your local board to find out more.