Chough Chat August 26th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on August 26th 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events online. Please check with organisers with face to face events prior to attending due to the changing restrictions in Victoria.

Diving into the world of Choughs and Noisy Minors

Join ANU from 12pm-1pm on August 27th online, as they will be diving into the world of Choughs and Noisy Minors. The luchtime session will focus on these species and boosting birds on farms. Ecologists will lead the discussion and presentation.

Navigating Climate Change in North-east landscapes

On Friday 27th August from 8.45am on zoom, join Swamps Rivers and Ranges in a constructive forum for practical actions to help our region adapt and keep delivering what we value into the future of a changing climate. Field trip postponed until the 12th November.

Click here for further details and booking.

Murray Darling Basin Webinar Series

On Tuesday 21st September fro 10am-11.30am, MDBA are hosting a webinar on water for the environment. The webinar will explore how water for the environment is used to improve the health of our rivers, wetlands and floodplains.

Click here for further details and booking

Innovation in land conservation 2021: Fenced reserves - how far can conservation go?

On Thursday 16th September at 7.30pm, Trust for Nature are discussing the options and challenges of fencing reserves to manage predators for threatened species. Join the online presenters on zoom.

Register here

Biolinks Alliance 2021 annual symposium Leaky Landscapes

On October 8th and 9th online, Climate proofing our landscapes and biodiversity will be looking at practical approaches to fixing the damaged landscapes of central Victoria, making them more absorbent (less leaky) and so more biologically productive and better able to withstand the impacts of climate change. 

Holistic Management Course Jan 2022

Inside Outside Management with Brian Wehlburg is coming to Macedon Ranges for a 4 x 2day course in Holistic Management. The first session is anticipated to start on the 18th-19th January 2022.

For more information or registration contact 

The Great Australian Platypus Search

The Great Australian Platypus Search is running from August to October and registrations are officially open! 

One of Australia’s most unique and iconic creatures is now at risk of extinction. Suffering under the impacts of habitat loss, drought, climate change and last summer’s bushfires, there is now mounting evidence showing rapid platypus population decline.

By volunteering as a citizen scientist in The Great Australian Platypus Search, you will help map platypus populations across Victoria and fill a critical gap in our knowledge of this notoriously elusive species.

Nature-led Community Recovery Grants

Applications are open for the second round of the Victorian Government’s Nature-led Community Recovery Grants.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for bushfire-affected communities to deliver projects to assist nature’s recovery.
Eligible projects include: Nature-based projects; Projects benefitting wildlife and habitats
Educational or arts programs that connect local environmental recovery with human recovery.

Find out more

Florabank Guidelines released

The best practice guidelines for native seed collection and use in Australia has been updated and is now available. It is essential reading for anyone who works with native seeed from reseach to restoration, planting to policy and everything in between.

Click here for guidelines.


New resources available from Ag Vic for dam management

Ag Vic has developed some new resources available for people involved in producing meat and wool.

Click here for information on dam and sediment management post 2020 fires in Corryong.

Click here to understand how to measure the depth of your dam and how to use the summer water calculator to determine how much water is left in your dam

Click here to hear how to manage and care for your dam with Kerri Goshnick, from checking the integrity of the dam wall to other maintenance checks.

Click here for the summer water calculator. 

Contact Greg Bekker for more information on 0417340236 or 

Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program

The Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program (DRLM) will connect people to share knowledge and experience bringing together farmers and other rural professionals from all over the country. Mentors and mentees will participate in six 1:1 mentoring sessions. Participants will have opportunities to learn from one another and those with experience and expertise in the areas of climate science, resilience, wellbeing and agricultural practice.

Applications are now open and close on 31 August 2021. Apply here


Position Available: Landcare Facilitator Support Worker

The Goulburn Murray Landcare Network based in Shepparton, seeks an energetic, motivated team member who can engage with exisiting staff and local communities to deliver Landcare Services and education and support Landcare groups within the floodplains of the Goulburn Broken catchment area. The position is for 16hrs per week with the possibility of extending.

Applications are now open and close on September 6th 2021. Apply here or contact Fiona Stuart on 

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
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89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
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Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
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