Entries by wslc

Planning in paddock planting

Have you got a succession plan for your paddock trees? Paddock trees have many production benefits but many of these majestic giants are reaching the end of their life span, with some estimates predicting that in 40 years all the paddock trees could be gone. Paddock trees supply production benefits by providing shelter for stock […]

Helping frog research

There are over 240 frog species recorded in Australia, many of which are unique to this continent. But Australian frog numbers are declining and many are endangered. The Australian Museum has launched the FrogID count, a national citizen science project that aims to count Australia’s frogs and learn more about what is happening to them. […]

Be prepared for the upcoming fire season

Going away? Have you prepared your property for the fire season? Most of us try to take the opportunity for some rest and relaxation over the summer and may even get away for a break. But summer is also the time we face the greatest bushfire risk. So how do you safeguard your property if […]

Continuing to improve our awareness

Local landcare group, Watershed Landcare, continues to be strong and active with this year’s activities focusing on working with it’s members and the community to improve knowledge and awareness, and to increase the uptake of sustainable land management practices. Watershed Landcare held it’s Annual General Meeting on Friday 24 November. The meeting was well attended […]

Workshop to help our landholders team up

The success of environmental management actions can be greatly improved when such projects are implemented across property boundaries. But starting and maintaining the momentum of a local group can be daunting and hard work. It helps to draw insight from others and receive good guidance along the way. As part of the Landholder Collaboration Project, […]

Have your say on carp control

The feeding habits of the European carp, Cyprinus carpio, have a detrimental effect on water quality and create an unfavourable environment for other species. Carp are benthivorous fish that feed in and on sediment; this is destructive to aquatic plants, which provide critical feeding, spawning and nursery habitat for native fish, increases turbidity by suspending […]

The importance of marking pollinators

November 12 to 19 marks Australian Pollinator week, which acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators. To raise awareness of the essential role of pollinators in our environment and what you can do to support their needs, Watershed Landcare hosted a Native Bee Motel workshop. Presenter Liz Davis, Central Tablelands LLS Regional Landcare Facilitator, guided […]

Mudgee community to provide bid input

The Federal Government has announced the next funding round of the National Landcare Program. From July 2018, the Regional Land Partnerships component of the National Landcare Program will invest $450 million over five years to deliver national priorities at a regional and local level. Central Tablelands Local Land Services is working with Landcare networks across […]

FOR TENDER – Disc Seeder

The Management Committee has decided its time to sell the disc seeder that has previously been hired to members. The Watershed seeder was purchased 10 years ago to promote the use of disc machines for perennial pasture establishment and increased groundcover. The seeder was built by Davimac in Molong with their standard machine fitted with […]

Help protect native pollinators

Pollinators are vital to keep plant species flowering and re-producing. But did you know that many of our food crops such as fruit, wine grapes and vegetables rely on native insects for this service? Australia has about 1,600 species of native bees, with around 250 to 300 species being found within a 100 kilometre radius […]