What is NRM?

NRM – Natural Resource Management – is the sustainable management of natural resources (land, water, marine and biological systems).

NRM encompasses sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, coastal and catchment management, and indigenous land management.

NRM involves the community, government, business and industry.

NRM works at a landscape scale.

NRM is vital to ongoing social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

NRM links productivity and environmental goals, working towards sustainability and building resilient communities.

NRM addresses the many threats to Australia’s natural resources. It works to combat climate change, water scarcity, pollution, feral animals, weeds, unsustainable farming practices, inappropriate development, and the legacy of past land management such as inappropriate land clearing.

NRM operates within accountable structures, ensuring funds are invested strategically and transparently.

NRM is knowledge-based. It draws on science, indigenous knowledge, and local experience.

NRM uses variable approaches depending on where and what is being done.

NRM develops solutions locally, but within a broader context. Regional NRM groups cover all of Western Australia; in fact, all of Australia is covered by regional NRM groups. Australia is the only country in the world that can make this claim.

NRM is about making a difference today to build a better future for tomorrow. It is about action. NRM can be about you – wherever you are in Western Australia, you are in an NRM region and there are people in your region already working on projects. There are many and diverse opportunities for you to get involved.