There are 40 Indigenous-managed properties in the northern region and MILS currently provides support to 20 of those properties.
The main areas of support provided to Indigenous landholders are:
- Environmental Management Plan/Ecologically Sustainable Rangeland Management – an interactive process that involves the community to assess the condition of the property and provide strategies to improve the land leading to increase in production yields
- Governance – support landholder organisations to build compliant, strong management structures and procedures that will improve economic viability
- Training – provide accredited and unaccredited training to landholder groups to increase skills and knowledge that are essential to efficient operations and increase business opportunities
- Business development – support the development of business opportunities and implementation of current best practice pastoral production techniques to improve herd management and marketing techniques
- Business and strategic planning – providing planning processes that develop landholder capacity to implement business goals
- Extension support – providing direct extension support to Indigenous landholders to make their properties economically viable and developing linkages between technical expertise and Indigenous landholders.