This project will engage community volunteers to review &collate OHCG's historic and current NRM projects and on-ground works into a digital database (including spatial data) which will be used for future planning and monitoring and evaluation to ensure that:
Gaps are identified and that current and future NRM works are targeted and prioritised;
Group history and succession of corporate and community knowledge is captured and maintained;
NRM impact can be assessed through monitoring and evaluation and then promoted.
The project will trial the usability of this database through the delivery of a targeted weed control program.
Through its Strategic Planning processes, the OHCG has identified the need to develop a searchable project and activity database. The OHCG have been operating in the region for almost 30 years, during which time it has successfully partnered with landowners and many stakeholders to deliver a range of programs and initiatives. Lack of resourcing and short-term project focus has encouraged a “what’s next” mindset which has resulted in not cataloguing projects effectively for future use or allowing for impact monitoring and evaluation: data is not being put to best use. This further results in OHCG not effectively communicating the impact of the NRM work that has occurred and the risk of staff succession and potential loss of corporate/ community knowledge.
If you are interested in local history of the community and it's natural resource management or have any knowledge of past projects/documents please contact us.