Last Thursday Upper Shoalhaven Landcare joined QPRC, NSW Parks and Wildlife and ACT Parks and Wildlife in Kosciuszko National Park to learn about the invasive Ox-eyed daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.
Quick facts :
- plant can produce over 250000 seeds each year
-will seed after one year
- animals are the main vector due to sticky seeds
- seed banks may last up to 40 years in the soil with over half the seed still being viable after 20years
- it responds well to fire and will regrow quicker then the natives
- loves disturbed areas
- came back worse after treatment with glyphosate, as it re-grew more quickly then natives
-best treatment method so far is metsulfuron methyl
This plant has already devastated a large area near Currango, Kosciuszko National Park and has been found in Mongarlowe and the ACT.
Revegetation Workshop (biodiversity, revegetation, habitat enhancement) - Braidwood area - April 2018
Cool Burn Workshop - Upper Shoalhaven area - May 2018
Understanding Soils Workshop with Bruce Davidson - Upper Shoalhaven area - May 2018
We also plan to run some local bushwalks with a focus on local flora and geology and some farm tours so keep an eye out for these events in 2018!
Drawing Birds with illustrator Peter Marsack
December 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Come along and learn how to draw birds with renowned illustrator, Peter Marsack from the Wildlife and Botanical Artists (WABA). Join us for a walk around Kelly’s swamp birdwatching then come back to base and implement your new found skills. No drawing experience necessary.
All materials and morning tea is included in the price – but bring binoculars if you have them.
Maximum group size 12. Best suited to those aged 12 years and over.
Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming devices until you get to a green mail box, gate and sign on your left saying Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices. No paper tickets required.
The “Young Rangers Club” is aimed at young nature enthusiasts between the ages of 8 and 15 who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the natural environment. The club gets together on the third Sunday of each month from 10am-12pm to explore a variety of nature-based topics with local experts. An annual membership fee of $55 includes attendance to all monthly activities and a welcome pack to help get started.
Please direct enquiries to Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or email@example.com
9 days of workshops and online learning between February 19th and May 16th.
A rural leadership development program building community, industry and government leadership capacity for resilience and sustainability. The target area for the program is South East Local Land Services region in NSW.
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The 2017 Regional Wellbeing Survey
Every Australian is welcome to take part – just follow the link above to the online survey, or call us on 1800 981 499 if you’d prefer to be mailed a paper copy of the survey.The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, each year we ask people across Australia to take part in our survey. Taking part lets you have your say on issues ranging from how your community is changing to your health and your wellbeing.
The management of wild deer has been identified by UMLC members as an emerging issue for our region. Some areas have seen an increase in the number and level of impact of wild deer, however much of this is anecdotal. It is also unclear how the community view wild deer or what management expectations are.
The survey will be available online here, or hard copies are available on request. The survey will run until the end of December 2017. We encourage all landholders across south-east NSW and bordering Victoria to participate in this survey. For further information about the survey or to receive a hard copy please contact Georgeanna on 0429779928 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fallow deer (photo courtesy of Andrew Claridge, OEH)
Working with Weeds Practical Weed Management Workshop Summary
The NSW WeedWise app provides key information to help users reduce the impact of noxious and environmental weeds in New South Wales (NSW). The app profiles over 300 weeds, describing their legal requirements under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, control information and registered herbicide options.
Users, ranging from home gardeners and residents to farmers, land managers and weeds professionals, can search or browse weed names (common or scientific); recognise a weed by its physical description and image gallery; and find out about its impacts, where it occurs, how it spreads and its preferred habitat.
It is important to know if a weed is declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, and users can see what legal requirements exist in their own local area, and elsewhere in the state.
Control options are described for each weed and the herbicides registered for its control by the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority are listed, including application rates and techniques, and any minor-use permits that must be complied with.
NSW WeedWise can be accessed as web pages or as a smartphone app
Australia’s first national frog count!
Download the app, record frog calls and help save Australia's frogs. An Australian Museum initiative.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area. Criteria apply. Applications close Sunday, 14 January 2018.
More information: http://www.rasnsw.com.au/…/scholar…/community-futures-grant/
How it works:
1. These farmers are looking to step back, and want to work with you
2. If you want to farm one of these properties, fill out a basic pitch and ensure your Cultivate Farms profile is up to date (form is at the top of the 'Farms' page)
3. The farmer decides if they would like to chat further about how you'd like to farm with them.
4. If it's a good match, we help you work through the best farm transition option so everyone wins.
Young Farmer Business Program
The Young Farmer Business Program is a 4 year initiative to:
Provide young farmers and fishers with access to new business ideas, tools, products and services relevant to their skills, knowledge and experience
Promote and create opportunities for young farmers and fishers to connect with other farmers and fishers and business networks
With the investment of $6m by the NSW Government the YFBP will help young farmers and fishers enter into the business of farming or commercial fishing and aquaculture, or expand their existing business aspirations. The Program aims to improve their connections, knowledge, skills and experience to better manage risk, execute effective plans and make decisions that enhance business and personal resilience in the long-term.