The Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria (NRCL), formed in 1951 is celebrating over 60 years of contribution to the conservation of Victoria’s natural resources. Its predecessor, the Save the Forests Campaign was formed in 1944 in the aftermath of the 1939 bushfires out of concern about the need to protect Victoria’s forests. Read more about our history.
In 2015, the NRCL Board reviewed its vision and mission and developed new priorities to guide our work to 2020 and beyond. Our vision is to be an innovative and strategic leader in the promotion of conservation ideas and actions that value, protect and enhance ecosystems in an environment impacted by a growing population, climate change and increasing demand on our natural resources.
The 2015-2020 strategic priorities reflect the desire of the Board to ensure that the NRCL builds on its proud heritage of supporting community engagement and the practical on ground conservation efforts of community based groups. The NRCL, through its Grants Program and mentoring work, focuses on supporting community based Landcare and conservation organisations and their members to build their capacity to undertake significant on ground projects that protect and enhance biodiversity.
Significantly, the NRCL Board is aware that its property at Cranbourne positions the organisation as the custodian of a considerable endowment providing it with the potential to make a substantial contribution to the environment of Victoria particularly through the promotion of sustainable urban development, community awareness and action in environmental protection and enhancement.
Read more about our strategic directions or download our Priorities brochure NRCL Priorities 2015-2020.