ALM Group Publications

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ALM Group Caring for Country Review May 2011 ALM Group Caring for Country Review May 2011 (88 KB)
In May 2011 the ALM Group made this submission to the Federal Government review of the Caring for Country program (PDF 6 pages, 88KB).

ALMG submission on National Food Policy ALMG submission on National Food Policy (140 KB)
ALMG's submission on the development of a National Food Policy, September 2012 (146 kb)

ALMG submission to the Senate Enquiry on the National Landcare Program ALMG submission to the Senate Enquiry on the National Landcare Program (517 KB)
ALMG submission to the Senate Landcare Enquiry proposing that a national voluntary land and animal welfare verification system be established so that the achievements of progressive landholders might be recognised and rewarded.

ALMS brochure ALMS brochure (429 KB)
(2007) A 4-page brochure describes how ALMS works and its benefits (4 pages)

Benefit Based Instrument Benefit Based Instrument (148 KB)
A 2-page description of the features of CLM, a benefit based instrument. January 2013

Better Managing Our Environmental Impacts Better Managing Our Environmental Impacts (396 KB)
A paper describing how to better manage our environmental impacts by injecting environmental considerations into our decisions on mainstream land management activities. (5 pages, 396 kb)

CLM - Recognition for Improved Land Management CLM - Recognition for Improved Land Management (472 KB)
A practical guide to Certified Land Management and description of the certification process. (4 pages, 476 kB)

CLM Biodiversity Monitoring Framework CLM Biodiversity Monitoring Framework (810 KB)
A guide to a concise, user-friendly biodiversity monitoring framework, which ALMGroup members can apply to demonstrate performance against biodiversity objectives under the Certified Land Management System. (June 2012, PDF 811 kb)

CLM Muster presentation CLM Muster presentation (156 KB)
Presentation about CLM and benefits of certification (PDF, 5 pages)

CLM Practical Guide for Farmers CLM Practical Guide for Farmers (472 KB)

CLM the Innovation CLM the Innovation (316 KB)

Environment Management Systems in Rural Australia: practice and policy lessons from implementing the Environment Management Systems in Rural Australia: practice and policy lessons from implementing the (618 KB)
(2006) Summarises the results of a trial conducted between 2003 and 2006 implementing the ALMS system on farms in South Australia and Victoria (48 pages, 620 KB)

Growing Need for Recognition of Verification of Environmental Performance Growing Need for Recognition of Verification of Environmental Performance (106 KB)
A one page summary of recognition by various organisations and agencies of the need a system for verifying environmental performance. (PDF, 1 page)

Guide to Australian Landcare Management System Guide to Australian Landcare Management System (507 KB)
(2006) Describes how ALMS works, benefits and membership, as well as containing a comprehensive glossary to terms used in land management and certification (19 pages, 860 KB)

PROVE YOU ARE SPECIAL BROCHURE PROVE YOU ARE SPECIAL BROCHURE (211 KB)
DL size brochure summarising ALM-CS

Reference Panel Meeting Setember 2011 Reference Panel Meeting Setember 2011 (1129 KB)
A paper outlining outcomes from a meeting of industry and government representatives in September 2011 organised by the ALM Group endorsing the need for a system to verify environmental and animal welfare performance.Includes meeting agenda and list of participants. (6 pages, 1.1 Mb)

Submission to Productivity Commission into RDC Model Submission to Productivity Commission into RDC Model (473 KB)
(2010) The ALM Group has drawn on a wealth of experience in working across industries to contribute to the Productivity Commission enquiry into the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporations. In the submission we focus on improving land management and on the need for creativity and whole-of-farm landscape linked approaches.

The Role of the Australian Landcare Management System in Natural Resource Management The Role of the Australian Landcare Management System in Natural Resource Management (199 KB)
(2007) A paper describing the role that ALMS and play in natural resource management in Australia and what needs to be in place for this to happen (13 pages)

Why invest in the Australian Land Management Certification System Why invest in the Australian Land Management Certification System (91 KB)
(2009) 2-page factsheet describing the benefits of investing in the Australian Land Management Certification System


ALM Facts

Accounting for the Environment Accounting for the Environment (493 KB)
the ALM Group is developing an Australian Natural Value Index (ANVI) to monitor the state of the natural assets, the ecosystem goods and services that arise from those assets and those aspects of human capital that relate directly to the management of natural capital.

Twenty First Century Landcare Twenty First Century Landcare (556 KB)
This paper elaborates on issues discussed at the 2015 Roma Forum on Agricultural Innovation for the Twenty First Century. It argues for policy and program innovation to capture synergies between environmental management, agricultural competitiveness and profitability, capture synergies between public and private investment in land management, and enable Landcare to operate effectively across these spaces.

ALMG submission to the Senate Enquiry on the National Landcare Program ALMG submission to the Senate Enquiry on the National Landcare Program (517 KB)
ALMG submission to the Senate Landcare Enquiry proposing that a national voluntary land and animal welfare verification system be established so that the achievements of progressive landholders might be recognised and rewarded.

Australian Agriculture in the First Half of the 21st Century Australian Agriculture in the First Half of the 21st Century (370 KB)
Describes the performance of Australian agriculture in the last 50 years as a context for the role of CLM in the future (7 pages, 372 kB).

CLM - Innovation in Land Management CLM - Innovation in Land Management (316 KB)
Describes the purpose and benefits of CLM, an innovation in land management (5 pages, 316 kB)

CLM - Recognition for Improved Land Management CLM - Recognition for Improved Land Management (472 KB)
A practical guide to Certified Land Management and description of the certification process. (4 pages, 476 kB)

CLM - Verifying Our Environmental Credentials CLM - Verifying Our Environmental Credentials (201 KB)
Describes how CLM is used to verify the environmental credentials of landholders (1 page, 200 kB)

Report: Symposium on Innovation in Natural Resource and Animal Welfare Management Report: Symposium on Innovation in Natural Resource and Animal Welfare Management (12402 KB)
Summarises proceedings, observations and outcomes from the 11 June 2014 Brisbane Symposium (13 pages).

Selling Sustainability—What’s in it for Australian Agriculture? Selling Sustainability—What’s in it for Australian Agriculture? (340 KB)
Tony Gleeson's address to the Queensland Rural Press Club on 14 October 2014 about marketing Australian agriculture's 'green' credentials in ways that deliver benefits to progressive landholders and others along differentiated supply chains`

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