Little River Landcare has successfully delivered $10 million worth of projects since 1998 and interacted with thousands of land managers.
Exclusion Fencing Project
A small cluster of farms East of Cumnock- in the Goobang area are installing fencing that will exclude feral pests. When completed a continuous fence of around 50 kms will exclude feral pests and protect pastures from over-grazing covering several hundred hectares.
LRLG is helping by providing a portion of funding toward materials with those funds being provided from NSW CT Local Land Services.
The installation period is from January 2019 to September 2019, but of course the benefits will last much longer.
Organic Matter Matters
5 x Farming businesses are receiving organic matter applications over 10 to 20 ha of pasture (@5T/ha), with soil and grazing management techniques learnt via 2 workshops attended by the landholders. The paddocks will be monitored for change over the next 4 yrs.
April 2019 to April 2023
CRIP - Local leaders
Funded through the Dept. of justice this project aims at building resilience capacity in regional communities pre and post disaster, which may range from flood, fire & drought through to a social tragedy. The like-minded group formed and spent several days together work shopping and networking with Paul Ryan a leader in Resilience training over a period of 3 months.
The group, now named LCRN (Local Community Resilience Network), will go forward with a release of the format and community information at the Yeoval Show on May 14th.
Energetic Women in the Environment (EWE)
- A bi-annual event which connects women of the Little River Landcare Group catchment
- To facilitate communication and assist with increasing resilience within the catchment
- Open to all women in and around the Little River catchment
- Topics vary from gardening to business management and everything in between.
Protecting the Purple Patch
- $100,000 project to protect the waterway habitat of the native Purple Spotted Gudgeon
- Purple Spotted Gudgeon is an endangered native fish found in the Little River Catchment
- Project was made possible through grants from the NSW Environment Trust and Landcare Australia
- September 2014 - June 2016.
- November 2015 - March 2016
- Supported by Central Tablelands Local Land Services
- Awards program that identified 7 LRLG Catchment Champions in areas of Sustainable Grazing Management, Conservation Cropping, Sustainable Business Management, Dry-land Salinity Management, On-Farm Conservation, Riparian Management and Carbon Farming
- Created 7 learning resources based on champion stories
- Held 7 "Open Gate" days where people could discover what the champions are doing on farm.
- $35,000 from the Australian Government Community Landcare Grants
TopSoil Thinking Project
- 2013 - 2014
- $18,00 from the Australian Government Community Landcare Grants
- Developed and implemented in paddock training to 60 landholders on managing top soil to improve fertility, agricultural production and protect fragile natural assest (top soil)
- Delivered 6 workshops and created 2 farmer friendly in-the-paddock soil test kits