The East Gippsland Rainforest Conservation Management Network (EGRCMN) has recently prepared a Strategic Plan to guide it towards achieving its aims and objectives, and meeting members’ needs.
A copy of the Strategic Plan is attached for your information and reference.
The EGRCMN was formed in 2006 with the aim of conserving, restoring and permanently protecting rainforest sites in East Gippsland. In support of this aim three key objectives were identified. These are:
· providing and maintaining a properly structured and operational organisation to service its members and other key stakeholders;
· promotion, information sharing, awareness and education; and,
· restoration and management of rainforest and associated vegetation sites.
In 2007, in addition to making submission to various local and state government policy initiatives, conducting field days and addressing the Networks needs, the EGRCMN managed the Indigenous Training and Rainforest Restoration Project, funded by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
In 2008, the EGRCMN, in partnership with the Gippsland Plains Conservation Management Network and Trust for Nature (Victoria), was successful in securing a Commonwealth Government Caring For Our Country grant to undertake a project for the protection of sustainable farming and biodiverse ecosystems.
This project funds a number of programs supported by facilitators, which will result in permanent protection of threatened species, reduce the impact of invasive plant and animal species, improve water quality through restoration activities, address climate change by improving the condition of protected remnants, provide programs and training to farmers and landholders, and establish a CMN Site Register template.
The EGRCMN Strategic Plan has been completed as a part of this project through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring For Our Country.
The Strategic Plan has been prepared to provide a roadmap for pursuit of our aims and objectives, to assist with applications for support and assistance, and to ensure that the EGRCMN continues to meet the needs of its members and other key stakeholders.
We trust this document is of interest to you and seek your continued support for the EGRCMN.
Your feedback is an important element of our operation and we encourage you to contact us with any particular views or concerns that you may have.
If you would like to find out more about the EGRCMN Strategic Plan or require any other information about the EGRCMN, please contact Peter Murrell who is our Facilitator and Secretary at email@example.com
Dr Jane Greacen