Keeping you up to date with local Landcare news.

KCLG incorporates independent Baranduda and Yackandandah Creek as well as fully-merged Kiewa-Bonegilla, Kergunyah, Gundowring, Dederang Primary School & Upper Kiewa Landcare Groups. KCLG has a volunteer committee of representatives from our Landcare groups with one paid position of Landcare Facilitator.

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Now is the time to have your say on catchment management.

The on-line survey is here. It will take approximately 8 minutes to complete and closes on 23 April 2021.

Invitation to attend and contribute ideas for the Regional Catchment Strategy with the NECMA.

Where:Tallangatta CMA Office, 10 Banool Rd, Tallangatta

When:Thursday, 29 April, 3.30pm - 6pm (afternoon tea on arrival).

Book yourself in through this link.

The Insights Paper 2021 summarises our catchment condition, what is changing in the region, and what it means moving forward, including some challenges and opportunities to build a more resilient future for the North East region. View it HERE.

Workshop: Planning for your whole property- turning learning into action

Sunday 2nd May, 2021. Location to be confirmed.

Tickets available:

Road to Regenerative Grazing Project Update

Safe to Fail trial areas are underway! After Graeme Hand visited each property and had discussions on the trial area (size, fencing, water, how many animals etc etc), most of the mentees so far have rolled up sleeves and started. One of these farmers is Sam McIntosh at Kirby Flat Farm, images above, an organic dairy farm who is trialing small strips for only a few hours at a time. These strips won’t be re-grazed for another 12 months giving this patch of grass a long ‘recovery time’. This recovery will be measured and this data collection will be graphed - more updates to come.

National Tree Day

Schools Tree Day is Friday 30th July

National Tree Day is Sunday 1st August 2021

If Covid stays away, we might have our National Tree Day planting events back again! Here is the link to where you can register your tree planting event and find all the handy resources that help you get organised, promote and to use on the day.

Rabbit Baiting - practice run in Kergunyah

Thanks to DELWP funding received for Biodiversity Response Planning, we are about to have a rabbit baiting practice run and training event for landholders participating in this project in the Kergunyah area. This will be over the 21st and 22nd April and demonstrate what the step by step process is for baiting rabbits, starting with notification of neighbours. This is quite an involved process so for now this is just for the participating landholders. The ‘learnings’ will be showcased as, of course, the more landholders actively controlling rabbits using the correct methods, the better for all.

Why a practice run? The summer season is usually the best time to be baiting because rabbits are stressed at this time of year due to dry and brown grass and reduced variety to forage on. However this summer we saw so much rain and an extended season of green grass, that the rabbits didn’t experience that stress. This meant that laying out oats was not going to have the uptake as they would when there is more food scarcity. So we are having a practice run to all become familiar with the baiting steps involved, ready for next season.

The State Government is encouraging farmers, fishers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts to have their say on proposed regulations to govern recreational activity on Crown Land with river frontage and grazing licences.

Have your say on changes to riverside Crown land

Parliament has recently passed amendments to the Land Act 1958 to remove the prohibition of camping on licensed river frontages. To support the changes, the State Government will create consistent regulations for these licensed areas.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has drafted proposed regulations to govern the recreational use of Crown Land that has grazing licences and water frontage.

To have your say, complete the online survey, email the department with your feedback or write to Land Management Policy Division, DELWP, PO Box 500, East Melbourne VIC 8002. Consultation closes 19 April 2021

2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - $5,000 Closes: 30.04.21

Victorian Landcare Grants 2021 - for those keen to plant or fence this winter and apply for an incentive grant, I still have not heard a word about this funding! As soon as I know about this funding, I will distribute the expression of interest.

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