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Hi Andrew, I have a 40ac property near Esk which is predominantly dry vine rainforest and eucalypt regrowth. It was badly affected by fires in 2019 and we have a long term regeneration and conservatio...
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This is so interesting Andrew, thanks for sharing. Do you have any links to the CSIRO information? I would love to read it. Thanks!
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
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How would you like to access Australia’s best and most recent landcare resources? More than 60 landcare experts from across the country presented insightful and informative content at the 2021 National Landcare Conference, and their videos and presentations are now available online, including the conference posters. You can use these Education Resources for training and development, and capacity building in your community. There is a diversity of content suitable for people interested in s...
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"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'this is what it is to be happy.' " Our addtion to Capture your connection competition. #landcareweek2020
by July 25, 2019
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
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by June 4, 2021
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“Landcare saved me” by Selen Rifat   I came to Australia as a migrant child in the ‘70s, the daughter of parents who were both the youngest in their families. After being displaced in their homeland, leaving behind farms and homes, they took a courageous step and travelled half way around the world to settle in beautiful Melbourne and start life anew. ...
by February 10, 2022
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Get a mate to participate! It’s not too late to enter our fun $500 giveaway to support an environmental project.  For your chance to WIN, just invite a mate or two to check out Landcarer.com.au. ...
by February 24, 2020
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
by December 16, 2019
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
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by June 4, 2021
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“Landcare saved me” by Selen Rifat   I came to Australia as a migrant child in the ‘70s, the daughter of parents who were both the youngest in their families. After being displaced in their homeland, leaving behind farms and homes, they took a courageous step and travelled half way around the world to settle in beautiful Melbourne and start life anew. ...
by February 24, 2020
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
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CHEN has started a new project to assist in platypus conservation efforts after finding platypus eDNA in the Cattai and Little Cattai Creek Catchment. This project will assist in the repair of the riparian zones in Cattai creek by removing the environmental weeds along the banks and planting the indigenous plants of this vegetative community, the Sydney Shale Transition Forest, an endangered ecological community. The creek banks have become eroded due to changes in the flow regime due to stor...
by August 31, 2018
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The Rio Tinto Indigineous Land Management Award is presented to an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community. Sally Moylan, ACT Sally’s background and cultural values translate to her work environment in challenging situations, where she is not afraid to speak up from a position of knowledge and integrity....
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By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. ...
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By Peter Brenton, Atlas of Living Australia A sighting of the blue-banded bee uploaded to the ALA by Anthony Katon in NSW. ...
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Core samples taken in 2018 comparing (from L to R) the aerated, control and SoilKee strips. For the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), helping improve farm productivity while reducing the impact on the environment is a key part of natural resource management. ...
by July 25, 2019
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
by January 8, 2020
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Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
by February 5, 2020
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Andrea Lindsay is one of 40 wonderful volunteers who propagate indigenous plants for revegetation at the Bellarine Secondary College & Bellarine Landcare Group Nursery .... Andrea is pictured here with the Nursery Coordinator, Fiona Love. ...
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added new photo album "Klapmutskop"
Where all our Conservation efforts started. This hill was covered in adult pines and gums prior to 2000.
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Does anyone have a simple "one pager" field sheet for assessing revegetation planting success - covering the basics like % survival, plant height, weed cover - that I can use for/with students?
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CHEN, Greater Sydney Landcare Network with their Creating Canopies Project, and Ozfish Unlimited organized a community planting along a section of Cattai Creek, on private land owned by one of the members of Platypus Landcare. We planted native shrubs and grasses along the riparian zone of Cattai Creek, a platypus key creek! We know this because this section of the creek had tested positive for platypus DNA using eDNA technology. The purpose of this planting is to support bank stabilization t...
by April 1, 2022
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The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has completed a review of Phase 2 of the National Landcare Program (NLP) by examining the effectiveness of the program against its intended outcomes. Phase 2 of the NLP involves a $1.1 billion investment over five years, from 2018-19 to 2022-23. The review has been conducted in consultation with regional NRM organisations, Landcare groups, farmer groups, industry bodies, Indigenous groups and research providers. Review findings ...
by March 16, 2022
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You are invited to join the Water Quality and Health Topic on Landcarer.com.au. This is a Community of Practice to share knowledge and resources - stories, posts, videos, photos, documents, and more.  You can even post polls or quizzes, or participate in ones posted by others.  Posting in this Topic is a great way to ask a question, share an idea, or reach out to connect directly with other people passionate about our water quality and health. ...
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What makes soil so important? Soils help meet societal needs, providing food, energy, and nutrients. They also help minimize the impact of climate change and promote healthy ecosystems. Below are two reasons why soil is so important: ...
by February 10, 2022
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Get a mate to participate! It’s not too late to enter our fun $500 giveaway to support an environmental project.  For your chance to WIN, just invite a mate or two to check out Landcarer.com.au. ...
by February 10, 2022
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Applications for the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are now open!  Grant projects are a great way to engage young Landcarers in practical, hands-on learning experiences. Perhaps you already have an idea for a project and you’re a seasoned applicant – great!  If not, don’t be deterred!  Applying for the grants are easy, we want to know what you plan to do, how you’re going to do it, the environmental and community benefits, how you can involve local landcare and other environmental groups a...
by January 20, 2022
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The application deadline for FNPW Bushfire Recovery Restoration Grants has now been extended to February 14th. ANY LANDCARE GROUP IN A BLACK SUMMER BUSHFIRE IMPACTED LGA IS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! APPLY NOW ...
by December 15, 2021
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Today is a writing day. It is early in the morning and though I should be hard at work working on some bookwork (the GST beckons!), my mind is drawn outside by the sound of magpies heralding the morning, and crows in the distance chatting as they scour the landscape for a breakfast.  I decide instead to write my first piece for Landcarer, and as I open the first file of pics saved to this hard drive, I realise that nearly every photograph in every folder is of a plant, or a horse, or a cow, o...
by December 13, 2021
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On Saturday 4 December, the Werribee River Association hosted an in-person cultural-educational walk and talk with a Wadawurrung Traditional Owner at Presidents Park, learning about the landscapes, culture, and traditions of Wadawurrung people, who lived and cared for the Wirribi Yaluk for tens of thousands of years. Wadawurrung People are the Traditional Owners of the land at Presidents Park. Wadawurrung Country covers over 10,000 square kilometres from the Great Dividing Range in the North,...