ALCA is the peak national body for organisations that conserve, manage, and restore nature on private land. Together, we work towards a healthy, resilient Australia, where nature thrives and is cared for by empowered people and communities.
ALCA is an independent, non-government organisation that leads, organises, advocates for, and acts on behalf of our members – with a focus on sector development, policy and regulation, investment, and people. Underpinning our work is our 2030 Strategy: Protecting and stewarding for nature.
A highly capable, networked and coordinated sector
Ambitious policy and regulation that empowers private land conservation
Australia’s private land conservation is driven by public and private investment
People value nature
During our establishment years, we have been governed by a Board comprised of member representatives that are appointed as Directors.
In early 2022 ALCA farewelled Chair Brendan Foran after five years of strong leadership and welcomed Victoria Marles to the role. Brendan led ALCA through incorporation, establishment, and our growth as a trusted and respected voice for private land conservation. Vic brings depth of experience with private land conservation at a local, national, and international level, and – reflective of our gradual shift to a skill-based board – does not represent a member organisation.
Board subcommittees include Sector Development, Finance Risk and Audit, Policy and Government Relations, and a Nominations Committee. The Board and committees meet regularly providing transparency and collaboration at the most senior levels of the member organisations.
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The ALCA 2022-23 Annual Report paints a clear picture of the impact that we are delivering for our members, the private land conservation sector, the community and for nature.