For over 75 years, the Natural Resources Conservation League (NRCL) has been actively promoting the sustainable management of Victoria’s natural resources. A registered charity, NRCL had its origins in the devastating 1939 bushfires in Victoria. Formed in 1944, originally as the Save the Forests Campaign, NRCL has a long history of building the capacity of the Victorian community to actively participate in, and influence conservation and natural resource management issues. It has always had a practical focus, seeking to promote change through education, partnering and promoting community engagement in revegetation.
2023 marks a new era, with the commencement of grantmaking from the new Natural Resources Conservation Trust.
NRCL has established the Natural Resources Conservation Trust (NRCT), an exciting philanthropic initiative that aims to be a significant partner, supporting and building the capacity of community based Landcare and Natural Resource Management networks engaged in landscape restoration. NRCT also aims to partner with like minded for purpose entities focused on carbon drawdown and biodiversity improvements.