Enhancing Farm Dams

Enhancing Farm Dams

The ANU’s Sustainable Farms has launched a new resource, Enhancing farm dams: What to plant in and around your dam. “In recent years we’ve had many people ask what kind of plants are best for revegetating in and around farm dams, and this resource is our response to those queries. It’s the product of a collaboration […]

Ten Ways to Improve the Natural Assets on a Farm

Ten Ways to Improve the Natural Assets on a Farm

Sustainable Farms have developed a new booklet to help support land managers improve the natural assets on their farms. There is some great content in there on protecting paddock trees, looking after rivers, creeks and wetlands, improving farm dams, protecting native pastures and more. See the booklet here. Visit the Sustainable Farms website to see a range of other […]

Wildlife Videos After the 2018 Fires

Wildlife Videos After the 2018 Fires

After the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra bushfire of 18 March 2018, David Gallan created two short videos documenting moments in the lives of some of the animals in the forest around him in the year that followed the fire. These videos give an intimate window into the lives of these animals, including bandicoots, possums, gliders, insects, frogs, wallabies […]

South East Environment Newsletter

South East Environment Newsletter

South East Environment is a new newsletter produced by the South East Biodiversity and Conservation team from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. It began as a locally-focussed digital newsletter about wildlife recovery along the NSW south east coast during and after the fires. It has now been extended to cover the southern highlands, the southern […]

Post Fire Erosion Control

Post Fire Erosion Control

A series of 5 fact sheets on Post Fire Erosion Control for landholders has been developed by South East LLS. These focus on farming properties however, much of the information is also relevant to properties managed for conservation. Types of erosion and their impacts Erosion control techniques Ground cover management Monitoring Safety responsibilities and legislation. In […]

Rural Living Handbook

Rural Living Handbook

The Rural Living Handbook is a guide to help rural landholders experience the wonderful aspects of rural life as well as to raise awareness of the risks and responsibilities that come with that lifestyle. It is for: people who are new to rural life in NSW prospective rural property owners owners of hobby farms and […]

Weeds Australia Website

Weeds Australia Website

If you’re looking for help identifying and controlling weeds, The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has launched a beta (test) version of Weeds Australia, a new nationally focused weeds’ website providing best practice information on weeds management within Australia. The website includes sections on who to connect with, how to monitor and report problems and a resource […]

Fire Country by Victor Steffensen

Fire Country by Victor Steffensen

“Delving deep into the Australian landscape and the environmental challenges we face, Fire Country is a powerful account from Indigenous land management expert Victor Steffensen on how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved ‘reading’ of country, could help to restore our land. From a young age, Victor has had a passion for traditional […]

Bruce Pascoe in Bega

Bruce Pascoe in Bega

Bruce Pascoe will be the guest speaker at the Far South Coast Landcare Association’s Annual General Meeting this year to be held on 13 October from 5.30pm at the Landcare Office at 71 Auckland St Bega. Bruce is a Bunurong man and a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria. His books include Dark Emu, […]

Woodland Flora Field Guide

Woodland Flora Field Guide

Woodland Flora, a Field Guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW and ACT), was published in 2015 and is an easy to use field guide for woodland ecosystems. Written by Sarah Sharp, Rainer Rehwinkel, Dave Mallinson and David Eddy, it covers 440 species found in woodlands in the Southern Tablelands. Many of these species also occur […]