Why ICER is essential for the Restoration Community

Long-time advocates and pioneers of ER know with certainty that this practice of restoring
the landscape to its once self-sustaining, self-managing, automatic abundance, is the
ultimate solution to all these eco-system ailments created by human intervention.
As the world awakes to this, there will undoubtedly be a charge from all and sundry to enter
this space.
Many with right and honourable intentions know we have to act and organise now if we are
going to leave future generations with a healthy planet.

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The Need For Stewardship

Stewardship via an independent, multidisciplinary, apolitical entity such as ICER is very important. ICER will operate as a ecosystem restoration industry body charged with ensuring:
 

  • that the uniqueness of its ecosystem (science) is fully understood, and that the natural
    patterns, processes, functions and efficiencies that once existed can be restored and
    enhanced for the benefit of all future generations.
     

  • the best outcomes for the Australian landscape - as the protector of its existence, and
    oversight of all anthropogenic influences applied to it.
     

  • the Biosphere, including all the flora and fauna that exists upon and within, is not for exclusive ownership by Government, corporations or other entities or individuals.
     

There needs to be an embodiment of the understanding that the landscape is indeed a gift of nature which needs to be nurtured, protected, and the responsibility of all humanity. ICER will resemble other ‘Councils of Wisdom’ that were customary in indigenous cultures. They decided how the environment, and the associated effect on it, would be determined.

Objectives

  1. Establish the minimum standards required within the ER community to be recognised as an endorsed Practitioner, Landscape Manager or as having influence in the field of ER.
     

  2. Have the best Practitioners develop, train and endorse the first level of competent Trainers for strategic regional implementation.
     

  3. Determine the industry best science and facilitate the collection, storage, dissemination and continual upgrading of this information for availability within the community.
     

  4. Have access to the leading living models and demonstration sites of ER for both practical and scientific evaluation and reference.
     

  5. Establish and maintain data and records necessary to monitor and record the outcomes of all ER projects undertaken.
     

  6. Establish a membership capacity for all stakeholders to avail themselves of the most recent practice, science and information in the industry.
     

  7. Be the industry representative body to provide a bridge between all stakeholders and regulatory authorities.
     

  8. Design the most effective strategy for maximum roll out of the associated principles and practices.
     

  9. Create maximum awareness via restoration projects.