Lower Blackwood Land Conservation District Committee

The Lower Blackwood Land Conservation District Committee (LB LCDC) is a long running organisation established in 1991. It is a community managed, constituted and independent land care organisation with a membership representative of land holders with an interest in catchment management, the broader environment and river health in the lower Blackwood catchment.

The Lower Blackwood catchment is bounded by the South West coast from Redgate Beach to Augusta and to the east 47 kilometre’s into the Shire of Nannup, including all of the Scott River and bounded in the east by the Donnelly River. The catchment contains a highly productive agricultural landscape, a nationally recognised High Conservation Value Aquatic Ecosystem and the iconic estuary the Hardy inlet.

The vision of the LB LCDC is:

“To promote a sustainable agriculture community in the Blackwood region, where sustainability is measured in economic, social and environmental terms”

For this vision to succeed the organisation needs to take a whole of landscape and community approach.  This includes working with farmers, land managers, other NRM stakeholders and traditional owners to promote sustainable and productive agriculture and working with the broader community to protect and conserve the special environment of the south west.

There are five Programs detailed in the LB LCDC Business Plan and these provide the setting for all of the projects.  The Programs are:

  • Profile
  • Farmer Advice and Support
  • Water and Energy Efficiency
  • Healthy Environment and Waterways
  • Economic and Marketing Support

The LB LCDC works to engage the community, secure funding and complete projects under these programs. Examples of project works include:

  • Fencing of native vegetation and rural waterways
  • Revegetation and riparian restoration
  • Improvements to soil health and nutrient management
  • Installation of stock crossings
  • Feral animal and Weed control

Contact details:

Jacqui Roberts – Landcare Manager

Phone: (08) 9758 4021 or 0408 584 006

Email: lowerblackwood@bigpond.com

 

Contact
Jacqui Roberts
Ph: 9758 4021
lowerblackwood@bigpond.com