Since its inception in 1991, Kowanyama Aboriginal Land and Natural Resources Management Office (KALNRMO) has operated on a charter to promote and facilitate Aboriginal management of the natural and cultural resources of Kowanyama land and sea country, by the people of Kowanyama.
Through community consultation and direction, KALNRMO has developed a community development agenda for the Kowanyama region, including:
- Homelands development
- Fisheries management
- Land management including weeds and feral animal control
- Tourism and visitor management
- Kowanyama Ranger Service
- Native Title interests
- Cultural resource documentation
Kowanyama Rangers (working through KALNRMO) implement land management strategies in many areas of the Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT), and, in addition to tourism and visitor management, patrol closed and open waters.