LANDCARE NEWS from around nation

  • LR Near record temperatures add to pastoralists’ woes

    Soaring temperatures in Queensland this week are making life harder for the state’s pastoralists. With 75 per cent of the state officially drought declared, the heat and hot wind are drying up what little moisture is left in the soil, dams and   » Read More

  • LR NLN Statement

    The National Landcare Network executive have been made aware of certain public allegations against Landcare Australia Ltd. The NLN does not support these allegations, nor condone the seemingly illegal manner in which they have been made. The NLN is i   » Read More

  • LR Landcare ponders the challenges for the next 25 years

    Twenty five years ago one of the environmental flashpoints in this country was the degradation of farming land and how to best manage it into the future. Landcare, which began life as a grassroots movement to tackle salinity along the Murray River, w   » Read More

  • LR Terry Hubbard elected chair of NLN

    At the National Landcare Network quarterly meeting held in Melbourne on Monday 15 September 2014, the NLN Board voted in a new Executive Committee simultaneously with the resignation of the General Manager. Congratulations to Terry Hubbard as the new   » Read More

  • LR Murray-Darling Basin communities adjusting to life with less water

    A study documenting the social and economic impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has shown communities are adjusting to less water. The Basin Authority is keeping tabs on a range of drivers including population growth, real estate, water markets   » Read More

  • LR Efforts to protect the Lake Eyre Basin recognised with a prestigious award

    The Lake Eyre Basin Partnership has won a national award for their efforts in protecting the internationally renowned river system. The Basin covers about one-sixth of Australia’s land mass, taking in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australi   » Read More

  • LR Farmers given ambitious targets to reduce nutrient runoff into the Great Barrier Reef

    Farmers along Queensland’s east coast will need to halve their fertiliser runoff in the next five years to meet the water quality targets set for the Great Barrier Reef. The ambitious targets form part of the Reef 2050 document, launched by the   » Read More

  • LR Dwindling trout numbers in Victoria will have major impact on regional economies

    Anglers in Victoria are concerned a recent decline of trout numbers will have a major impact on regional economies. Fisheries Victoria will spend almost $900, 000 over three years to investigate the mysterious decline of trout from northern river sys   » Read More

  • LR No extra water for salinity fixing lake cycling program, says Federal Government

    The Federal Government says more water from the Murray-Darling Basin won’t be allocated for environmental purposes. South Australian Environment Minister Ian Hunter has asked for more water for a program designed to reduced salinity in the syst   » Read More

  • LR Griffith Mayor raises issue of low water allocations with News South Wales water minister

    General security irrigators in south-west New South Wales are facing another spring planting season, with low water allocations. Some say it would be easy to accept, if the dams weren’t so full. Burrinjuck Dam is on 83 per cent and Blowering at   » Read More

  • LR Former Governor General calls for Cabinet shakeup on land management

    Former Governor-General, Major-General Michael Jeffery, believes a strategic rethink is in order when it comes to the land. “If it’s important to look at the landscape in totality, you’ve got to look at the stakeholders… every   » Read More

  • LR Local Landscape Enhancement Grants open

    The Victorian Government is now inviting applications for the Local Landscape Enhancement Grants from members of the community who are seeking to undertake projects that improve our environment, contribute to our environmental knowledge and encourage   » Read More

  • LR 25 years of Landcare celebrated on Gardening Australia

    25 years of Landcare was celebrated with a feature by Costa Georgiadis on Gardening Australia this month. View the original article here:   » Read More

  • LR Productive, biodiverse farming landscapes: where to next?

    Rural natural resource management is under pressure because of government changes, changes to farming communities, changes in markets and environmental threats. Australia has to achieve: (1) significant improvement in the profitability of rural land-   » Read More

  • LR Landcare Week – be part of it!

    It’s Landcare Week, and with Landcare groups across the country celebrating 25 years of Landcare as a national movement, there are lots of ways to get involved. Get your hands dirty and host or attend an event in your local community, throw your su   » Read More

  • LR Bee health survey

    Bees from across South Australia are being shipped en masse to the Riverland for the almond pollination season, and the CSIRO is there to give them a health check. The National Survey of Bee Health has been running for the past 12 months, sampling be   » Read More

  • LR Rains won’t break the drought

    The Bureau of Meteorology says good weekend rainfall will barely make a dint in drought-affected areas of Queensland and New South Wales. In western Queensland, Charleville and Cunnamulla set daily August rainfall records with falls of more than 50 m   » Read More