Jump to Navigation

Community Landcare Pop-up Grants

30 Oct 2016 (All day)


The Community Landcare ‘Pop-up’ Grants Program aims to support Landcare and community groups in the Riverina Local Land Services area to promote community-driven natural resource management.

» read more

Join us at the Henty Field Days!

Once again Murrumbidgee Landcare will be joining Holbrook Landcare Network, and the Riverina and Murray Regional Landcare Facilitators and Local Landcare Coordinators in the Landcare shed at the Henty Machinery Field Days.



What will be happening in the Landcare shed this year?

  • Displays about local Landcare groups and recent projects from across the Riverina and Murray regions
  • Movie Central showing a series of short films developed by Murrumbidgee Landcare and Holbrook Landcare Network
  • Competitions for all ages
  • A series of presentations across all three days
  • Free plants from the Riverina Highlands Landcare Nursery (while stocks last)


Champions of Change - Farmers and their Paddock Trees

The humble paddock tree is a familiar sight across the farming landscape. Often hundreds of years in age, these landscape giants provide valuable shelter for livestock, crops, pastures, and wildlife. Unfortunately, the number of paddock trees is declining across Australia, due to age, isolation, fire damage, and other stresses. 

However, many farmers are seeking to address this decline, by protecting their existing trees, and encouraging the growth of new paddock trees on their properties. Murrumbidgee Landcare has launched a new video featuring some of the inspiring work being done by farmers to arrest the decline in paddock trees and nurture future generations. The video includes footage from across the Murrumbidgee Catchment, and is punctuated by some lighthearted behind-the-scenes bloopers.

The Cross Property Project Nest Box Program

Mammals such as sugar gliders, squirrel gliders and phascogales need hollows for shelter for nesting and breeding.  However, in revegetated areas with few mature trees  there are not enough natural hollows to support populations of these animals.  In these situations, nest boxes can provide a means of survival for the animals until sufficient natural hollows develop.

» read more

Riverina Local Land Services 2016/17 Funding Program Open

On Wednesday 27 July 2016, Rob Kelly, General Manager of Riverina Local Land Services, launched the RLLS 2016/17 Funding Program, including the RLLS Community Grants program. 
In total $2.8 million is available in grants and incentives to farmers, land managers and community groups across the Riverina.
There are a wide range of projects that address the broad areas of:
  • productive farms
  • natural landscapes
Activities to be funded include:
  • construction of stock management areas
  • fencing to subdivide paddocks to land capabilities
  • soil testing and training to increase the adoption of sustainable land management practices
  • assistance to attend conferences and workshops to increase knowledge in sustainable farming practices
  • innovation for irrigation
  • fencing to protect remnant native vegetation
  • fencing and planting of native trees and shrubs
  • native vegetation management
  • threatened species protection
  • wildlife corridors
  • cultural burning
  • engaging and sharing cultural knowledge

Tarcutta Landcare Looking to the Future

Did you know that the Tarcutta Landcare Group have been active in the community for over 25 years? In that time they have completed more than 40 major environmental projects on both privately and publicly owned land - now, that is a real achievement! I know that much of this work is often done unnoticed or forgotten, but the work done by landcarers has made a real difference to the landscape that we live and work in today. Recently, the activities of Landcare in the Tarcutta area have been sustained by the efforts of an active but reduced number of individuals as part of Murrumbidgee Landcare’s Cross Property Planning Project, facilitated by Nicole Maher and Jacinta Christie. This project is on track to finish in June 2017.

Registrations open for 2016 National Landcare Conference

Be part of Australia’s key knowledge sharing event for the Landcare movement. Further your knowledge and engage with your fellow Landcarers at the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards.
All Landcarers are invited to Melbourne for three days of knowledge sharing, insightful discussion, as well as informative presentations by pioneers, leaders of NRM bodies, scientists, academics, government, and environmental, climate and biodiversity experts.
» read more

Expression of Interest for Spring Silverleaf Nightshade Workshops

With spring almost upon us, we'd like to know of any farmer/landcare groups that are interested in learning more about quality management techniques for tackling silverleaf nightshade in their area.

The silverleaf nightshade team offer half day on-farm workshops that feature up to date research on management of this common summer growing weed as well as answering questions from participants about the best control options for the local area.   The results from 366 on-farm trials established across Vic, NSW, SA & WA can also be presented.

» read more

Help wanted with rabbit sample collection

Seeking wild rabbit and hare samples: Following the recent outbreak of RHDV2 in rabbits, now also detected in hares (http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=20384), invasive animal researchers are requesting samples from dead wild rabbits and hares. 

» read more

National Feral Cat Control Survey

You are invited to participate in a survey about feral cat control in Australia. The information provided in this survey will help generate a better understanding of feral cat management in Australia, including how to make improvements.
This survey is being conducted by Mr Richard Faulkner, Dr Georgia Garrard and Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at RMIT University, and has been approved by the RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee. This research project is funded by the Australian Government.
» read more


Subscribe to Front page feed

Main menu 2

by Dr. Radut