Entries by wslc

Native Tubestock for Sale

Looking for plants that are grown locally? Our Landcare Nursery volunteers, Christine, Wendy & David have been nurturing seedlings over the past 9 months. There are a range of species but numbers are limited. If you’re not sure about what species to plant where, take a look at our planting guide. Some plants are ready for […]

Future Proof Your Business

We are all experiencing a period of rapid change and huge disruption. On the back of drought and climate extremes, market and policy changes, it is a testing time for all rural people, businesses and communities. It impacts on us personally, our families, businesses, communities and our landscapes. Resilience is the capacity to cope with […]

Powerful predators

As part of our Wild Encounters project, in today’s Catchment Corner we’ll be getting to know another of our region’s vulnerable creatures, the powerful owl. Like all owls, the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) is nocturnal and due to very soft wing feathers can fly almost silently. They hunt by night and roost during the day, […]

Managing Holistically helping farmers and graziers to enhance their quality of life

Holistic Management (HM) is a land management strategy, founded on a decision making framework which results in ecologically regenerative, economically viable and socially sound management. Developed by Allan Savoury over 40 years ago, the approach provides strategies for managing domestic livestock based on the relationship of herds of wild herbivores and grasslands. There are many […]

Revegetating after fire in the Mid-Western Region

Last summer saw unprecedented bushfire activity in eastern Australia, making headline news around the globe. In the Mid-Western Regional Local Government Area 255,000 hectares were burnt, hundreds of properties were affected and multiple buildings destroyed, resulting in the Mid-Western Region being declared a Natural Disaster Area. The impacts on biodiversity in our region were also […]

Have you seen Quolls in the area?

As part of the Wild Encounters project, we will be investigating threatened species and biodiversity in our local area. In this week’s Catchment Corner we will be taking a look at the Spotted-tailed Quoll, mainland Australia’s largest carnivorous marsupial. The Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) is about the size of a domestic cat and can be […]

Quantifying the benefits of multi-species pasture crops on animal performance and soil health

Through the Landcare Excellence in Sustainable Farming Grants, Watershed Landcare have been working in collaboration with farmer, Colin Seis, to establish a grazing demonstration site to gather empirical evidence to compare animal performance and environmental benefits on a multispecies pasture crop and barley crop. Growing evidence from the USA and Australia has shown that multispecies […]

Boost to Landcare in the region

As part of the NSW Landcare Program 2019 – 2023, Landcare networks in the Central Tablelands LLS region will have enhanced capacity to improve their governance, communication, partnerships and ability to coordinate on ground activities. The $22.4 million investment co-delivered by Landcare NSW and NSW Local Land Services will continue to employ 72 Local Landcare […]

Positive rainfall outlook for spring

The latest Climate Driver Update released by the Bureau of Meteorology suggests an increased chance of above average rainfall across much of Australia during spring. Climate models are indicating a 50% chance of La  Niña forming in 2020 and the possibility of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) developing by early spring. The forecast for […]