|The Northern Land Council (NLC) has given formal backing to a partnership with Greening Australia on the Aboriginal Landcare Education Program (ALEP). The Program aims to give Aboriginal communities and people the skills and training needed to undertake natural and cultural resource management, with a particular focus on vegetation management.
The program directly supports six staff members, five of whom are Aboriginal, and is primarily funded by the Commonwealth's Natural Heritage Trust.
ALEP's role is to build Aboriginal peoples' capacity to undertake natural and cultural resource management through education and training; by facilitating access to resources; and developing sustainable vegetation-related business. ALEP projects include fixing up dusty areas and creating shade with trees; growing bush tucker and bush medicine plants; looking after natural bush areas; getting rid of weeds and replacing with native plants; and fixing up eroded areas.|