The Centralian Land Management Association (CLMA) is the pastoral industry's Landcare group in central Australia.

The CLMA was formed in 1988 by a group of local pastoralists and has developed into the largest Landcare group (by area) in Australia, extending from Tennant Creek to south of the NT/SA border. Beef cattle is the primary enterprise in the region and the CLMA area represents about 300,000km (30 million ha) of land under pastoral lease. The average size of cattle stations in central Australia is 3000km (300,000ha). Most are family run properties in remote locations and about 80 properties occupy this area.

Some of the work (in video format) that the CLMA has been a part of recently:

1) An erosion specialist in Central Australia is working to put soil in the spotlight, saying it is just as important as weed, fire and feral animal management.

 ABC Radio Report on Making the most of Rain- 11th September 2017

2) Video produced with input from the CLMA on erosion processes in the arid zone.

The power of raindrops

3) Some history of drought in Central Aust: Grant Heaslip from Bond Springs station north of Alice Springs shares his short film documenting life in the arid zone. It brings to life the boom and bust cycles of desert dwelling. The film starts with the drought in the 1960's through to the flooding rains and bushfires that eventually followed.

Link to Bond Springs Video on YouTube

View our Projects Page for more news on CLMA activities.

Latest News

We are pleased to announce the new 2020/21 CLMA committee line up:

Executive Committee

President: Liz Bird- Indiana Station,

Vice President South:  Sheri Fogarty- Palmer Valley Station

Vice President North: Sarah Cook- Aileron Station,

Secretary: Jo Bloomfield- Loves Creek Station 

Treasurer: Laura Heaslip- Bond Springs Station,  

Public Officer:   Liz Bird- Indiana Station.

General Committee: 

Rod & Lance Cramer- Temple Bar Station, Rebecca Cadzow-Mt Riddock Station (Desert Poppies Representative)