Landcare groups bring together landholders with a common interest or issues. Usually, these landholders live in the same catchment, however nowadays, the Landcare concept has now extended to include lifestyle groups, urban groups, schools as well as rural landholders.
In the twenty years since it was formed, Landcare has become an ethic, whereby land managers work to protect or improve the land for the future.
Landcare groups in Australia are supported by Landcare Australia as a national body, and also in NSW by Landcare NSW Incorporated.
The range of activities now included within Landcare programs has expanded to include research that measures effectiveness of previous activities, fencing out stock so that vegetation can regrow, weed removal, creating windbreaks for livestock protection, tackling soil erosion and improving soil health.