Natural resource management is the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals with particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. "Cultural Connections to Biodiversity" - an education kit funded by the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, utilises three components for integrating Indigenous interests in Natural Resource Management:
- Property Management Plans
- Education resources
- Connection Walks, which provide business enterprise and connection tourism avenues and opportunities.
The education resource will be available for schools to use as an interactive CD-ROM. The kit will provide schools with localised resources about Indigenous culture and the relationships to native plants and animals, associated habitats, ecosystems and threatened species in the Endangered Ecological Community Freshwater Wetlands in the Bonalbo-Tabulum region.
"Cultural Connections to Biodiversity" has been created in collaboration with Wahlabal Elders of the Jubullum Aboriginal Local Land Council and the Bonalbo Central School, all of which is within the Great Eastern Ranges Corridor.
It will include information on cultural and ecological values, connectivity conservation, species profiles on threatened species and communities, Aboriginal relationship to the environment, curriculum-supported education material and activities on biodiversity.