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Assessing natural resource manager capacity: A best practice guide

Natural resource managers are continually inventing, adapting and adopting more sustainable management practices to anticipate and respond to change. They do this by drawing on the resources available to them as individuals, as members of families (in the case of most NSW farmers) and as members of communities. Assessing natural resource manager capacity provides an understanding of the values, interests and priorities of key stakeholders in NRM. It also reveals the capacity of these stakeholders to adopt more sustainable NRM practices and to understand capacity-building priorities. This guide describes in simple steps a method to assess and report on the capacity of natural resource managers.

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