Sustainable land management

Sustainable land management in Australia

Sustainable land management means managing land without damaging ecological processes or reducing biological diversity. It requires the maintenance of the following key components of the environment:

Land is often managed for multiple benefits, such as agricultural production, biodiversity conservation, water quality, soil health and supporting human life. To ensure long-term sustainability, land managers need to consider economic, social and environmental factors.

These pages provide information about Australian Government policies and activities, developed and implemented by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, which encourage and support sustainable land management.

Fresh water, clean air and forests. Photo John Baker


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