The Far South Coast Landcare Association (FSCLA) is a volunteer organisation that first formed in the late 1990’s. We welcome new members and would be keen to hear your ideas on how we can work together to make a difference in your patch...
The Far South Coast Landcare Association (FSCLA) is a volunteer organisation that supports groups and individuals who strive to improve the way in which land and water resources are managed on the Far South Coast.
For over 20 years, the FSCLA has been focused on projects that build community capacity and address issues such as; weed control, soil health, sustainable grazing, feral animal control, re-establishing native vegetation, water quality, gully & riverbank erosion, protecting wetlands and estuary and dune management.
Our Association works in close collaboration with South East Local Land Services (SELLS), Bega Valley Shire Council, National Parks, Dairy industry groups, farmer groups and Aboriginal Land Councils. Annual financial turnover for the FSCLA now exceeds $250,000 with significant funding from the State, Federal and Local Government’s as well as the South East Local Land Services. We currently employ 4 staff: Landcare/CMN Coordinator, Project Manager, Bushconnect coordinator and a Coastal Weeds Coordinator; in addition we also contract 2 staff to deliver our native seedbank project. Our staff’s experience and knowledge covers a wide range of landcare issues, so we are available for advice and support on grant access, conducting on-ground works, native revegetation and propagation, weed control, group governance and more……
As an ‘umbrella organisation’ the FSCLA provides assistance to its’ members in the form of project management, grant development and group governance, as well as offering training forums, safety inductions and field days.
Membership is free. You will receive invitations about upcoming events and information on grant opportunities.
The current FSCLA Committee; Bruce Davison (Treasurer), John Carter (Public Officer) Dean Turner (Vice Chair), Josh Dorrough (Chair) and Andrew Taylor.