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Landcare Links February 2022

ISSUE 02 / 25.02.2022

Travelling to and from my property this summer, I have been observing the behaviour of cattle and sheep. On windy, stormy days they are heading to the protection of shelter belts on the leeward side of incoming weather. On hot days they are under the shade of paddock trees by 8.30am. It continues to highlight the importance of shade and shelter for stock to manage their own health.

The Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot is offering landholders the opportunity to put in an application for increasing biodiversity on their properties and then having the opportunity to engage in the carbon market.

This project has one week left to accept applications as they are closing on the 3rd March. Please click here for application guidelines or contact 0437 310 840 or kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au for further information.

If you would like information on the types of trees your property would support, please contact the Goulburn Broken CMA on (03) 5822 7700.

Warm Regards,
Kerstie

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.

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News & Events

Pathways to Net Zero Farming

On Friday 25th February at 4.00pm at the Benalla Botanical Gardens, join a facilitated discussion on what net zero emissions look like on your farm. Helen Haines, Member for Indi wants to hear from you. BYO chair. 

Speakers include: Helen Haines, Kerri Robson and Prof. Snow Barlow.

 

ABARES online conference

The Australian Government is supporting the ABARES Outlook for 2022 conference titled "Growing Agriculture through innovation and sustainability" on March 1st - March 4th. Sessions include Global and national context; drought resilient farms; benefits of water trade in the Basin and how markets could be improved; Trading in a greener environment; Future food - what it means for Australia; Agricultures new workforce.  

 

Managing Wetlands in Times of Uncertainty

On Tuesday 1st-2nd March, Winton Wetlands are hosting the next Science Forum, bringing together leadering experts in wetlands ecologyand management. The three sessions will be Rewilding of Iconic Species, Communities of Practice for Restoration, Grassland Management. Cost to attend.

 

Sustainable and Profitable Grazing Systems

On Tuesday 8th March from 9.30am-3.00pm, the mid-goulburn branch of GSSA is presenting a full day workshop on "Sustainable and Profitable Grazing Systems". Understand the importance of good alnd stewardship, moving to carbon neutrality and operating productive and profitable grazing enterprises in north east Victoria.

For more information contact Ron Harris 0407 948 431. Register by 4th March.

Landcare + International Women's Day Webinar

On Tuesday 8th March from 2.30pm-4.00pm, Landcare Australia are hosting a webinar on the International Women's Day 2022 theme - breaking the bias. The panel conversation will include how women in Landcare and natural resource management have overcome challenges and broken the bias they may have experienced personally or professionally.

 

Regenerative Grazing Workshop

On Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th March in Alexandra, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are joined by Graeme Hand, Holistic Land Management educator for a 3 day workshop covering all aspects of regenerative grazing practices. COST: $250 per person.

For further information and registration contact Cat on uglandcare@gmail.com  or 0418 655 474.

Master TreeGrowers Course

Starting on Saturday March 12th-13th, Home Creek Spring Creek Landcare Group and the Murrindindi Climate Network are hosting an 8 day Master TreeGrowers course with Rowan Reid. Dates of the course are: March 12, 13, 20, 26, April 2, 10, May 7, 8.

Cost: $250 (inc gst) per person which is a subsidised by the Australian Government's, National Landcare Program.

For further information and registration of interest, please contact rita.seethaler@tuti.com.au by Feb 25th. 

 

2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series

Registration is open for the 2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series - 'Prevent. Detect. Respond. Protect.' This 6-part series will explore a range of case studies, policies and research from across the biosecurity system. Each webinar will be 90mins with 30 mins of question time.

  • Webinar 1 Thursday 31 March, 12.30-14.00
  • Webinar 2 Thursday 12 March 12.30-14.00
 

Clean Up Australia Day

Over a million Aussies step up to clean up every year, donating their time to improve the environment. Registration for Clean Up Australia Day is free for communities and schools (businesses pay a small fee) and this ensures that not only are you covered by our public liaibility insurance, but you'll receive a free Clean Up Australia kit.

 

GMLN Annual Farm Forum

On Saturday 2nd April from 10.00am-1.00pm at Sir Ian McLennan Centre, Mooroopna, Goulburn Murray Landcare Network is presenting their annual forum focussing on Farm Safety and Farmer Health.

There will be activities for the kids and a free lunch will be provided. More information, please contact 03 5821 3530 or info@gmln.com.au.

Safety of Children on Farms survey

Children under 15 yrs of age represent 15% of all farm-related fatalities on Australian farms and this has remained consistent for over 20 years. Deakin University and the National Centre for Farmer Health are conducting a study exploring the behaviours, attitudes adn lifestyles of children on farms in Victoria. We are looking for rural Victorian children (aged 5-14 years) who live on farm or visit farms and their parents to participate in this survey.

 

National Landcare Australia - Call for Abstracts

On Sunday 13th March the call for abstracts and posters will close for the 2022 National Landcare Conference. the 2022 theme is "The Power of Landcare - Shaping Our Future" which affirms the importance of looking to the future when addressing the issues and opportunities open to Landcare and NRM.

 

Landcare in Focus Magazine - invitation to submit content

Landcare Australia is welcoming content for their Landcare in Focus Magazine due by April 1st 2022. If you have a project or group with a great story, we welcome content contributions of up to 300 words with a high resolution photo. Please submit your content to enquiries@landcareaustralia.com.au.

 

Awards and Grants open

Closing on Sunday 17th April, 2022 the General Jeffery Soil Health Award prize of $20,000 is open. Individual farmers, land managers, extension specialists or educators may be nominated. Nominees will be recognised for activities including undertaking and promoting good management practices, raising awareness about the importance of maintaining and improving soil health, and/or educating others about soils.

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants now open for Australian Primary Schools and Early Learning Centres. These organisations are encouraged to link with the local Landcare network or group to involve them in school projects.

 

Threatened Species Action Plan

This Action Plan sets practical actions and targets to focus efforts on improving the trajectories of 100 priority species (announced in October 2021), the condition of priority places and identifies other fundamental threatened species recovery actions to be progressed from now to 2026. It is an action plan for the first five years underpinning the Threatened Species Action Plan 2021-2031.

 

Koala Management Strategy for public consultation

DELWP is developing a new Victorian Koala Management Strategy which will be a state-wide strategy informing long-term approaches to koala management with the objective of ensuing the populations and habitat are secure, healthy and sustainable.

To have your say on the draft please read the document and answer the questions in the survey.

 

For further information or to order a hard copy of the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752) | Shepparton, Victoria 3630 | Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au | Website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au