Landlink

A monthly digital newsletter filled with news, information, updates and offers for Landcarers

November 2017

Over the virtual fence

By Chris Gillies Your neighbour need not be over the fence, according to rangeland grazier Gus Whyte. With social media, the web, and email Gus has created a network of graziers that share information in order to improve the way they manage the land. This different... read more

The future of the National Landcare Program

By Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker The Australian Government is investing more than $1 billion into the future of the National Landcare Program (NLP). In September, the Coalition Government launched the next phase of... read more

October 2017

September 2017

Book Review: Those Wild Rabbits: How they shaped Australia

By Peter Alexander Rabbits have been around for so long that some city folk think of them as native animals. But prior to the release of myxomatosis in 1951, they were Australia’s most serious pest animal. South Australian grazier, Landcarer, and author Bruce Munday... read more

Riparian Restoration Collaborative Project

In 2009, during a period of waterway restoration and willow tree removal at Melbourne Water, a joint-riparian restoration project was established with Vic Roads in Ballarat. This was initiated to clean up and restore a 500 metre section of degraded waterway along the... read more

Corporate Australia gets to work for Landcare Week!

It was great to see corporate Australia getting hands on with Landcare across the country to celebrate Landcare Week earlier this month. More than 130 volunteers from 10 companies sent teams of volunteers along to lend a hand to Landcare working bees in Sydney,... read more

Landcare Awards season kicks off!

The 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards have kicked off with winners being announced in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. It’s wonderful to see the successes of Landcare being recognised across nine diverse national categories! This year, 124... read more

August 2017

July 2017

We have the results of the 2017 Landlink Survey

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the survey for their invaluable feedback. Hearing from you, our loyal readers, continually helps us improve the content and structure for future editions of Landlink. We want this newsletter to be an invaluable resource... read more

Filling the knowledge ‘GAPP’

Linda Walters, Birchip Cropping Group The Growth, Adoption, Production and Profit (GAPP) program has been a three-year pilot project funded by Agriculture Victoria and the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) aimed at increasing on farm production and profitability,... read more

Fire Awareness Awards Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards, with individuals, community groups and organisations encouraged to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria. The awards are a collaborative initiative managed by... read more

From wildland to bushland – a landscape transformed

A recently completed major bush regeneration project in Sydney saw an impenetrable five hectare forest of weeds transformed to a native bushland with 64,000 native seedlings. Managed by Landcare Australia, the project was part of Transurban’s roadside regeneration... read more

June 2017

Get back to nature for Landcare

Landcare Week (4-10 September) is an opportunity to get hands-on with nature and create a fundraiser to help  habitat restoration projects that protect our unique Aussie species. We are supporting schools, community groups and workplaces to come up with ideas that... read more

Apply now for 20 Million Trees Programme

Tranche 3 of the 20 Million Trees Programme is now open! $21 million in funding is available for large scale tree-planting projects covering a minimum of 100 hectares. Participation offers you the opportunity to work in partnership with Landcare Australia to complete... read more

Nominate now for the State & Territory Landcare Awards

The volunteer who always goes above and beyond for their group. The farmer working tirelessly to implement sustainable farm practices. The team who works to educate the next generation. The young leader inspiring others. The innovators. The Coastcarers. The Indigenous... read more

May 2017

Nominate a Landcare Champion

Do you know a deserving Landcare community leader who should be recognised? The 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards have opened up nominations in each state, but deadlines are fast approaching! The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the... read more

Estelle’s Landcare Story and How You Can Help

“After 17 years volunteering as part of the Landcare community, I still get the wow factor on accomplishing something wonderful, especially after planting eucalypt trees four years ago and seeing koalas come back to the area. There is a sense of self-worth and... read more

Win an iPad for your Opinion!

Help us serve our community by telling us want you want! Your participation in our annual survey will only take a few minutes of your time, and will help us deliver content that better suits your needs. But hurry, the survey closes at midnight on 12 July. All... read more

April 2017

Bob Hawke throws support behind Landcare

Australian media was abuzz earlier this month when a new beer and brewing company named after former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, was launched. A percentage of profits from the sales of the company’s first product, Hawke’s Lager, will go to Landcare Australia, which has... read more

Bellarine Rail Trail a corridor for biodiversity

The Bellarine Rail Trail in Victoria contains the Bellarine Peninsula’s last patches of remnant vegetation, with flora species that can be found nowhere else on the Bellarine, plus a vibrant bird life which is unique to the area. But that rich diversity is under... read more

March 2017

Numeral River Restoration

Since the introduction of the European carp into the Numeralla River, water quality and recreational fishing opportunities have been on the decline. What was once a beautiful, clear mountain stream with an abundance of trout has now become one with high turbidity and a monoculture of carp.

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February 2017

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