Natural Resources Management Groups

District-based Natural Resources Management (NRM) groups provide an important link between local communities and the SA Arid Lands (SAAL) NRM Board. NRM group members are local people who ensure that there is community input into the development and delivery of the NRM Plan for the region. NRM groups also help people in the community to care for the environment and use natural resources sustainably by building awareness, skills and networks.

There are six NRM groups in the SA Arid lands region:

Nominations now open for NRM Group membership

Are you interested in working on natural resource projects and issues within your district in the SA Arid Lands region?  

The SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board is seeking people who are interested in natural resource management for its Gawler Ranges, Kingoonya, Marree-Innamincka, North Flinders and Marla-Oodnadatta NRM groups.  Nominations are now open until 5pm on Friday 19 April, 2019.

To apply, download and complete the electronic application form and return via email to: or print and post to: The Regional Director, SAAL NRM Board, PO Box 78, PORT AUGUSTA SA 5700 

If you are interested and would like to discuss applying, or for general queries, please contact the Community Engagement Officer for your district (listed below).


Group meetings are held at regular intervals across the region. If you have any queries about the groups, please contact the relevant Community Engagement Officer.

If you would like to know more about our District Groups and becoming a member read our fact sheet, or contact the Natural Resource Centre on 8648 5300.

Group members

Gawler Ranges

Name Contact details
Kate Greenfield (Chair)
Rick Barratt (Board rep) 
Mark Sutton (Board proxy)  
Denise Sharp
Lesley Koch
Alistair Dermer
Scott Michael  

Proxies: Amanda Michael, Andrew Oswald  
Chris Fulton (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5376


Name Contact details
Clint Taylor (chair)
Murray Tyler (Board rep)
Jan Ferguson (Board proxy)
Jasmine Richards
James Barry
David Hunter
Tina Law  
Proxies: Leighton Randell, Jessica Barry, Kate Taylor  
Lucy Goldspink (Community Engagement Officer)

8648 5903

Kingoonya newsletter


Name Contact details
Janet Brook (Board rep)
Rick Barratt (Board proxy)
Gina Rieck
Frank Warren
Alex Nankivell  
Arthur Ah Chee
Mark Mayfield  
Proxies: Jayne-Marie Barnes, Patricia Waye-Hill  
Peter Mbuteti (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5304


Name Contact details
Jacqueline Williams (Chair)
Mark Sutton (Board rep)
Ellen Litchfield  (Board proxy)
Alice Taysom
Francesca Fennel
Joel Kowald   
Caroline Thomas
Cameron Williams
Greg Warren
Proxy: Christine Lennon  
Sarah.Stevens (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5389

North Flinders

Name Contact details
Ian Ferguson (Chair)
Jan Ferguson (Board rep)
Glenise Coulthard (Board proxy)  
Lesley Nicholls
Norton Warnest
Ngatina Purnell-Webb
Reg Wilton  
Proxy: Glenys Aird  
Matt Westover (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5385

North East

Richard Williams (Chair)  
Jan Ferguson (Board rep)  
Glenise Coulthard (Board proxy)  
Byron Crawford  
Nick Rasheed  
Terrance Coulthard  
Sanchia Treloar  
Kurt Tschirner  
David Sawers  
Matt Westover (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5385

Soil Board plans

Prior to the community-based NRM Groups and the community-based SA Arid Lands NRM Board, each of the districts in the SA Arid Lands region had a community-based Soil Conservation Board. The SAAL NRM Board recognises that many in the region still utilise the information in the Soil Board Plans and the information continues to inform planning processes around the SA Arid Lands Regional NRM Plan.