Weeds and Pest Animals Workshop in Candelo

Weeds and Pest Animals Workshop in Candelo

Managing weeds and vertebrate pest animals is an important part of looking after the native flora and fauna on your property. Come along to a CMN Workshop with Bega Valley Shire Council and Local Land Services and find out how the new Biosecurity Act that covers weed and pest animal control affects you as a landholder. […]

Preliminary Results of Wild Deer Survey

Preliminary Results of Wild Deer Survey

Last year landholders were invited to complete a survey developed by Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare and associated Landcare groups to gauge landholders’ perceptions on a range of deer issues. The survey covered south-east NSW, bordering Victorian regions and the ACT and provided an opportunity for landholders to express their views of wild deer, provide observations on deer species and abundance, document […]

Wild Deer survey

Wild Deer survey

In response to the growing interest of many community members with the presence of wild deer in their region, Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare and associated Landcare groups have developed a survey to gauge landholders’ perceptions on a range of deer issues. The survey is open to all landholders in south-east NSW, bordering Victorian regions and the […]

November Vertebrate Pesticides Training Course

November Vertebrate Pesticides Training Course

The next 1080/Pindone/PAPP training course being offered by South East Local Land Services is in Bega on Thursday 30 November 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm. The course will cover legislation and legal obligations, baiting techniques, toxicity, storage, transport and how to reduce non-target exposure. The training course is provided FREE OF CHARGE to participants who have joined the Feral Fighters program and accreditation will be valid […]

Feral Fighters Vertebrate Pesticides Training Course – Bega

Feral Fighters Vertebrate Pesticides Training Course – Bega

South East Local Land Services is running a 1080/Pindone/PAPP training course in Bega on Friday 25 August 2017 from 9:00am-12:30pm. The course will cover legislation and legal obligations, baiting techniques, toxicity, storage, transport and how to reduce non-target exposure. The training course is provided FREE OF CHARGE to participants who have joined the Feral Fighters program and accreditation will be valid for […]

Rabbits and their impact on native flora and fauna

Rabbits and their impact on native flora and fauna

Rabbit control programs often focus on the significant threat that rabbits pose to agriculture, primarily through competition for pasture and erosion impacts. However, rabbits also have a big impact on native flora and fauna, with 304 species affected, including 24 critically endangered species such as the Pygmy possum, the Orange bellied parrot and the Ballerina […]

Look Out for Mynas

Look Out for Mynas

Far South Coast Birdwatchers has had a few reports of increasing pockets of Common (Indian) Mynas spreading into the Bega Valley after a welcome period of inactivity from the birds. This introduced species uses tree hollows for nest sites and competes aggressively for those hollows with native fauna species. The birds usually live in family groups, spend […]

Autumn Fox baiting with Feral Fighters

Autumn Fox baiting with Feral Fighters

Foxes are Australia’s number one introduced predator and threaten the survival of a wide range of native wildlife and many threatened species. Non-flying mammals weighing between 35g and 5.5kg and ground-nesting birds are at greatest risk but foxes also prey upon reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Foxes have also been identified as a vector of weed species such […]