What is NRM?

Natural resources management (NRM) is an approach that aims to work together with the community to manage the environment in a way that achieves a balance between our collective need for resources and the needs of the environment.

The roles and responsibilities within NRM are legislated under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. There are a number of key organisations involved in the implementation of this Act.

NRM boards

There are eight NRM regions in South Australia. Each has a regional NRM board that is responsible for the development and delivery of the NRM plan for that region. This plan sets targets for the environment in the region. It is developed in partnership with the community and stakeholders and aims to ensure that there is a balance between the needs of the community and the environment.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke is the agency that delivers a diverse range of programs and projects on behalf of the regional NRM board and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources for the Northern and Yorke region.

We manage the natural resources of the region based on a landscape approach using the principles of community action planning.