Fact sheet


Groundwater fact sheet

Groundwater in the upper Murrumbidgee
Understanding your bore

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Fact sheet


Wetlands fact sheet

Unearthing wetlands of the upper Murrumbidgee

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Fact sheet


Drought fact sheet

Living with drought for small rural blocks in the upper Murrumbidgee

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Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee

Healthy landscapes and resilient communities in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment through managing its natural resources on a sustainable basis.

Holistic Management Training Course at Tarago Hall
Partnering with nature to regenerate land, increase productivity and profitability
 
“Holistic Management is one of the key tools at our disposal.”
Tim Flannery

 BENEFITS OF HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT

♦ Increased profits, ♦ More time for family and recreation, ♦ Building soil carbon, ♦ Shared business focus
♦ Increased productivity of agricultural land, ♦ Improved wildlife habitat, ♦ Increased stocking rate
♦ Production of clean water, ♦ Reduced impact of weeds, ♦ Managing drought effectively

To find out more about this course please click HERE


Protected Area Governance and Management - Recent publication

The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) has spent two years and eight months in researching and preparing a comprehensive new text book and information source for all aspects of governing and managing protected areas.

The new book, titled Protected Area Governance and Management, is a direct investment in the effective governance and management of protected areas. It will achieve this by providing the latest and best professional information needed for protected area practitioner capacity development.


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Great Eastern Ranges Initiative - Hot off the press

Please take a look at this fabulous Great Eastern Ranges Initiative newsletter hot off the press

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Who is living on my land? New project in K2C region

In March 2015, Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C), in collaboration with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and National Parks Association of NSW (NPA NSW) will be running the “Who is Living on My Land” project in the K2C region.

The project has already been a huge success in the Great Eastern Ranges Partnership areas Illawarra to Shoalhaven (I2S) and Kanangra – Boyd to Wyangala (K2W).

An innovative citizen science survey ‘Who’s Living on my Land’ is engaging landholders in parts of the GER corridor to use infrared motion-detection cameras to survey the wildlife sharing their land, both native and invasive. Run by the National Parks Association through a GER Partner Grant with funding from the NSW Government, the aim of the project is to assist landholders to better understand their land and to initiate coordinated pest control measures. The initial pilot project was developed in collaboration with a Local Project Officer from the National Parks and Wildlife Service around Barren Ground Nature Reserve and the Kangaroo Valley in southern NSW.

First launched in Berry in December 2013, the project has been an enormous success, generating a lot of enthusiasm with landholders in I2S and K2W as it progresses through the region.

Now the project has arrived in K2C and is entirely funded by CIT with Facilitator time provided by K2C to offer advice and direction on the ground.  


Whole of Paddock Rehabilitation - Before & After

Whole of Paddock Rehabilitation

In 2009, with funding supplied through K2C and its partners, Greening Australia continued its successful Whole of Paddock Rehabilitation (WOPR) program.  The focus of the program is to incorporate native trees and shrubs into grazing paddocks for multiple conservation and production benefits.  WOPR paddocks are rested from grazing for five years, in which time the landholder receives a stewardship payment to compensate for the loss of grazing income.  Native trees and shrubs are sown in widely spaced belts on the contour, with generous gaps left for pasture.  After five years, once the trees are tall enough, stock can be reintroduced. This model has proven to be very successful as there is no net loss of land from agricultural production. 

Sites typically range from 20 to a whopping 100 hectares.

The rest from grazing is also an opportunity to get on top of weeds such as serrated tussock or thistles.  In this paddock near Bungendore a combination of herbicide and the stock free period has been very effective in getting on top of the weed problem.  (Photo: before and after). In addition there are now bands of trees for stock shade and shelter, and birdlife.  Established in 2009 this paddock was recently returned into production.  Funding is available for landholders who are interested in the program. Please contact Graham at Greening Australia on (02) 6253 3035 or wopr@greeningaustralia.org.au to register your interest”.

http://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/project/whole-of-paddock-rehabilitation


SCPA Newsletter - February/March 2015

NEW

  • Wanted: House to Rent, Cobargo/Quaama/Bermagui area
  • Cobargo Folk Festival - Ideas from the Edge, 2pm-3pm Sat 28 Feb, The Yuin, Cobargo Folk Festival, Showground, Cobargo
  • River Paddock Field Day, 10-1 Monday 23 Feb Cooma; Tues 24 Feb Bredbo; Sat 28 Feb Dalgety

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