YAN is a collective organisation made up of the Landcare groups in the Yass region of NSW. Its purpose is to facilitate the development of Landcare in the region and to represent regional Landcare with Government bodies such as the Yass Valley Council and South East Local Landcare Services, the NSW Landcare Committee, Non Government organisations such as Greening Australia and Landcare Australia and the regional community.
In addition to supporting member Landcare groups YAN, from time to time, initiates its own projects where these have interest and relevance across the region.
Within the Yass area there are seven active Landcare groups, and details of these groups are provided in subsequent pages. They differ substantially in size but all maintain an active program and welcome new members.
The Landcare Groups which own and are represented by YAN are:
1.Bowning - Bookham
3.Gearyís Gap / Wamboin
4. Gunning District
5. Hall / Wallaroo
In addition, YAN represents neighbouring Landcare groups in their interractions with the Yass Valley Council.
The focus of Landcare in the region comprises a healthy mix of identifying and promoting priorities for:
sustainable and productive farming
improved management of the urban and rural interface
protection of the regional environment for the long term benefit of the immediate region and the wider areas impacted by it.