The Centralian Land Management Association (CLMA) is the pastoral industry's Landcare group in central Australia. It was formed in 1988 by a group of local pastoralists and has developed into the largest Landcare group (by area) in Australia, extending from Tennant Creek to south of the NT/SA border. Beef cattle is the primary enterprise in the region and the CLMA area represents about 300,000km (30 million ha) of land under pastoral lease. The average size of cattle stations in central Australia is 3000km (300,000ha). Most are family run properties in remote locations and about 80 properties occupy this area.
New Video produced with input from the CLMA on erosional processes in the arid zone!
Grant Heaslip from Bond Springs station north of Alice Springs shares his short film documenting life in the arid zone. It brings to life the boom and bust cycles of desert dwelling. The film starts with the drought in the 1960's through to the flooding rains and bushfires that eventually followed.
President: Liz Bird, Indiana Station
Vice President: Joella Klein, Orange Creek Station
Secretary: Rod Cramer, Temple Bar
Treasurer: Laura Heaslip, Bond Springs Station Immediate past President: Steve Cadzow, Mt Riddock Station,
General Members: Sarah Cook, Aileron Station, Colleen Costello, New Crown Station, Amber Driver, Elkedra Station,
Public Officer: Camilla Osborn, Coordinator
Immediate CLMA past president Steven Cadzow and wife Rebecca have been recognised for their dedication to Landcare with a win in the Northern Territory Landcare Awards. They won the Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award. The Awards were held in Darwin in November. The Cadzows are now in the running for this award at the National Landcare Awards later in 2016. Congratulations Steven and Rebecca!