21st to 23rd September 2016
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National representation to Landcare & other Community Volunteer NRM Groups.
The National Landcare Network (NLN) is the representative body for Landcare groups across Australia and works to provide a voice for Landcare at the national level.
The NLN is made up of representatives from each State and Territory, who come together to share their successes and support one another in overcoming challenges.
We aim to tell a collective story that reflects the shared experiences of Landcarers across Australia, and advocate for the Landcare movement to enable it to continue its essential work building resilient and productive landscapes, and protecting our natural environment.
National Landcare Network Chair Terry Hubbard OAM met today with Environment Minister Greg Hunt as the Minister announced the continuation of funding for community Landcare for the next two years. The National Landcare Network (NLN) and its member or » Read More
An experiment in rangelands conservation has taught station owner Michael Clinch that it is a tough task improving the environment while trying to run a business “But we must find a way. If we can’t graze our way back to a sustainable eco » Read More
What was once one of the largest inland ports in New South Wales now sits on the banks of a dry Darling River. “The river means a lot to me and my family. It’s the only thing that kept us alive in the years” Read more here. » Read More
Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of thousands of farmers as well as rural communities and industries. But a growing global population with a growing appetite is placing increas » Read More
Strong opinions for and against the proposed tightening of vegetation management laws have been aired at public hearings around Queensland. “Coastal development, including the clearing and development of habitats, was determined to be of high i » Read More
The Greens have pledged extra funding for research, development and extension, as the centrepiece of their agriculture policy for the 2016 election. The party is also hoping to win over farmers with a promise to boost funding for Landcare, which has » Read More
A carbon neutral cattle producer has secured a deal to export his beef to high-end clients in Japan from next month. Phillip Island farmer and Gippsland Natural Meats owner Bob Davie says “carbon neutral” status will eventually become a c » Read More
In the face of renewed criticism following the Reef 2050 Plan, cane growers have reached a milestone with best management practice programs. Canegrowers CEO Dan Galligan said statewide, 56 per cent of Queensland’s cane land had now been benchma » Read More
As climate change brings projections for warmer and more variable future climates, the Australian trend towards dairy intensification is being questioned. The Dairy Businesses for Future Climates research project, funded by Dairy Australia and the De » Read More
Could legume production be the key to improving water quality on the Great Barrier Reef? Mackay region cane grower and Nuffield scholar Simon Mattsson would say it is, without a doubt. Despite recent criticism that industry best management practice p » Read More
National Landcare Conference and Awards In Melbourne on the 21st to 23rd September 2016. Lets learn from the Landcare community. People will gather from all around the country at the National Landcare Conference and Awards. It will also be an opport » Read More
The South Australian town of Kimba is divided over the benefits or otherwise of a low level nuclear storage facility in the area. The Federal Government has released a shortlist of six sites nominated to store low-to-intermediate nuclear waste, with » Read More
Winning the war against rabbits and repopulating once threatened species of mammals requires a long-term bio-control strategy. That sentiment is supported by a recent study which found ongoing rabbit management allowed small endangered mammals to mak » Read More
There are hopes that a new smartphone application will help Australian cotton communities identify bird life and their habitats. Industry extension group CottonInfo developed the app, which has turned a popular bird identification book Birds on Cotto » Read More
The new Murray-Darling Basin Authority boss says he wants to ensure a future for irrigated agriculture, as he enters one of the most bitter debates in the country. Phillip Glyde also acknowledged that some Basin communities were “strugglingR » Read More
Compliance officers will begin visiting sugar cane properties this month in an effort to improve the quality of water flowing out to the Great Barrier Reef. The officers, from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, are part of a wider » Read More
A north-west Queensland cattle producer whose dam was contaminated by sulphuric acid during a train derailment is asking for ongoing water and soil testing to ensure his land is left in a healthy state. Police estimated up to 31,500 litres of acid sp » Read More
The survival of trees planted in large conservation plantings is under a cloud, with evidence emerging a lack of genetic diversity is threatening the trees’ ability to reproduce. With tens of millions of trees and shrubs planted around the coun » Read More
The Northern Territory’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) says it is not satisfied with an audit on odours coming from the Livingstone abattoir near Darwin. The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) organised an audit following ongoing » Read More