The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) is one of Australia’s 56 regional NRM organisations working to accomplish nation-wide management, restoration and protection of Australia’s natural environment by addressing national environmental priorities at the regional level.
NACC’s vision is to build a healthy, diverse, vibrant and productive land, water and sea-scape – in which local communities and individuals care about environmental stewardship and take real action to protect and manage the amazing natural assets of the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) of Western Australia.
With over 500 voting members, NACC delivers activities and programs in combination with community groups, business and industry, non- government organisations, and all levels of government to conserve and enhance natural assets and advance sustainable outcomes in the region.
The foundation of NACC’s work is driven by the NAR Regional NRM Strategy originally published in 2005 and currently being updated through consultation with regional stakeholders. The strategy guides environmental investment in the region and the new strategy, called NARvis, will also incorporate important climate change considerations.
Across and within all of NACC’s core programs — Sustainable Farming, Coastal and Marine, Biodiversity and Indigenous — NACC seeks to engage local Aboriginal people to advise about and participate in Working on Country and, where possible, to record and preserve traditional ecological knowledge.