HAVE your say on the future of Landcare.
The federal government is hosting a series of community information sessions across the country to hear views about the program.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Luke Hartsuyker urged all those interested to participate.
"The government wants to hear a wide range of opinions on the delivery arrangements of the Regional Land Partnerships and the Smart Farm programs," he said.
"Both programs will protect and improve the condition of our important soil, water, plants and animals resources which underpin productive and profitable primary industries.
"This is why we are going to each state and territory to provide further information, answer questions and seek the publics' views."
Mr Hartsuyker said Landcare had grown into the largest environmental management movement in Australia.
"Over the past 28 years there have been numerous Landcare groups and thousands of hard-working volunteers involved in Landcare and we want to hear their experiences in order to inform the delivery of the Regional Land Partnerships and Smart Farms programs," he said.
"The sessions are open to the public and I encourage farmers, Landcare groups, natural resource management practitioners and organisations, scientists, Indigenous and local communities to attend the public consultation sessions."
The sessions began today (October 9) in Canberra and will be held in Brisbane and Melbourne on October 10, Adelaide and Cairns October 11, Darwin October 12, Sydney and Perth October 13, and Launceston and Dubbo on October 16.
Those who can't make it to a session can give feedback online.
Details - www.nrm.gov.au