"Healthy, functioning landscapes have strong connections between areas of habitat. A major challenge to biodiversity and ecological health across Australia is the loss of connectivity and the resulting fragmentation of natural habitats.
Wildlife corridors are a means of rebuilding connectivity by preserving and restoring links between patches of native plant and animal habitat, waterways and other features of the landscape.
‘A Labour of Love – Celebrating Landcare in the ACT’
On the 19th April ‘A Labor of Love – Celebrating Landcare in the ACT’ was launched by Minister Corbell at Tuggeranong Homestead in Canberra as part of Heritage week and the Centenary of Canberra.
Rural lifestyle landowners occupy peri-urban areas—the non-urban landscape close to urban or regional centres. These landowners do not derive their living directly from their properties as they have chosen these locations essentially for lifestyle purposes. Because the rural lifestyle is increasingly popular, the landowners are key stakeholders in future landscape management.
From the foreword to the Strategy by Drew English:
There is a strong history of willow management in the upper Murrumbidgee — many of the accepted strategies and techniques began or have been tested in the region. An early ‘Willow Warrior’ in this region, Kurt Cremer, spent much of his later life observing, mapping and developing some of the management techniques that are included in this strategy.
Join Sarah Ryan ACT NRM Chair and Lee O'Brien Murrumbidgee CMA Chair at the launch of three long awaited UMCCC publications:
Look After Your Natural Assets (3rd Edition)
Willow Management - A Strategy for the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment
Peri-urban Weed Management Study
Where: Queanbeyan Conference Centre, 253 Crawford St Queanbeyan
When: 11 am
11 August 2010, followed by lunch
RSVP to Pauline Carder, UMCCC Coordinator
Phone: 6207 2999
The Serrated Tussock Working Party for NSW and ACT, in partnership with Mid-Western Regional Council, has been successful in securing funding under the Noxious Weeds Grants to employ a project officer to lead a coordinated effort against this highly invasive weed.
The project is the first stage in a 5 year plan to coordinate better district and regional programs so that control efforts increase in their effectiveness and there is a decrease in the impact of serrated tussock.
The Molonglo River Rescue Action Plan details how to rehabilitate the Molonglo River - from Captains Flat in NSW right through to its confluence with the Murrumbidgee in north-western ACT. The Plan will officially be launched with the help of year 2 students from Ainslie Primary School at Molonglo Reach opposite Duntroon, ACT. Hard copies of the Plan will be available on the day or can be collected from the Molonglo Catchment Group office in Queanbeyan.