Entries by wslc

Beware herbicide application in very dry conditions

The ongoing dry conditions experienced over much of the state are cause for concern amongst land managers and gardeners for several reasons. The primary, and most obvious, concern is for the provision of adequate water and forage for the health and productivity of livestock. Another cause for concern may be the disruption in the annual […]

Running an intensive soil extension program in 2020

Central Tablelands Local Land Services will be running an intensive soil extension program in 2020. The Diggine Deeper program aims to increase farmers’ understanding of soils and the processes driving productivity and to provide them with knowledge and tools to make decisions and implement change to address soil issues and improve soil condition. This project […]

Tiny ecosystem engineers

A single cow produces around 18 kg of manure each day. For a herd of 100 cows, that’s over 650 tonnes each year. That’s a lot of fertiliser! Dung left on the soil surface releases nutrients and carbon to the atmosphere, through oxidation, or they are washed away and end up in waterways. Not only […]

Watershed Landcare AGM

Watershed Landcare will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 22 November. We would like to invite all Watershed Landcare members and any interested members of the community to attend. The meeting will provide an overview of Watershed’s activities over the past year as well as an opportunity to mingle and chat at the […]

Art revitalising a rural Kandos community

Performance, sound, cabaret, interactive and electronic arts, video, photography, and installation will feature in a festival that celebrates the unlikely friendship between a small country town and a contemporary arts community. When the Kandos Cement works, a major employer and backbone of the town, closed in 2012 the future of the town was uncertain. A […]

Resilient farmers project

A number of landholders in the Capertee Valley are working together to improve drought mitigation and the hydrology of the valley, while at the same time promoting mental health and well-being through increased social activity and community connectivity. Growing interest in restoring the natural cycling of water and improving resilience have led a number of […]

Learn about our amphibians

There are around 200 frog species in Australia, many of these endemic. As amphibians frogs rely on the presence of water, they need to keep their skin moist and need water to complete their lifecycle. Not always an easy task on the driest continent on the planet. Some species inhabit the wettest parts of our […]

Birds as a barometer for nature

October 21 to 27 is Bird Week, celebrating the incredible variety of our birds, many that are not found anywhere else in the world, and inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts. Bird Week is held in spring, the season when birds are nesting and breeding and a lot of […]

Refresh and reinvigorate our community

Our communities are doing it tough at the moment and, in the midst of a drought, it’s easy to lose sight of how great life in rural and regional areas can be. Watershed Landcare will be hosting three events in October to refresh and reinvigorate our community, share our stories and be inspired by people […]

Learn about local eucalypts and their defining features

There are about 60 species of eucalypt in the Mid-Western Regional Council area. How many can you identify? Eucalypts have a reputation for being difficult to identify. A ubiquitous feature in the higher rainfall regions of the country, the dominance of eucalypts lends a ‘sameness’ to our landscape. But once you look past the sameness, […]