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Natural resources are vital to our survival. Natural resources include soil; water resources; geological features and landscapes; native vegetation, native animals; other native organisms and ecosystems. The ecosystems we rely on every day are not infinite. While South Australia is rich in natural resources, our economic and environmental reliance on them is growing and this needs to be managed in a sustainable way.

The department works in partnership with the eight natural resources management boards, to help manage natural resources in South Australia.