Seeking applications for Round 3 - ACT Rural Grants 2016/2017

ACT NRM, ACT Environment and Planning Directorate, is seeking grant applications from ACT rural landholders to undertake sustainable farming activities as part of the third round of the ACT Rural Grants Project.

Applications close on 27 October 2016.

The ACT Rural Grants project is supported by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Up to $150,000 will be available in Round 3 in 2016/17 and will support:

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Expression of interest sought for Chair of the UMCCC
1 Nov 2016 - 5:00pm


We are seeking a dynamic individual to be the voluntary Chair of the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee (UMCCC).

The UMCCC is a community-based network of individuals and representatives from agencies and groups that are responsible for natural resource management in the upper Murrumbidgee catchment. The UMCCC has operated across the region for 25 years and has had a history of leading strategic cross-jurisdictional projects that have had long lasting impact.

Jewels in the Landscape - New Publication

Dear All

I’m sure that Jacqui Stol has reached out to you all, but just in case, please promote the availability of “Jewels in the Landscape” to your stakeholders.  (FYI I have made hardcopies available to the Yass and Bowning/Bookham Landcare Groups)

It will be a good resource for anyone (landowners, landcare groups, Green Army supervisors & trainees, students) working in Box-Gum Grassy Woodland landscapes.

Kym Nixon | Natural Resource & Sustainability Officer | Yass Valley Council
PH: +61 (0)2 6226 9207 
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Weed Alert: Coolatai Grass

Report all sightings of Coolatai grass. It is a threat to the region's biodiversity.

Coolatai grass is an invasive drought, fire and herbicide tolerant tussock forming perennial grass.

It has become a major invasive species in northern New South Wales (NSW) and southern Queensland, dominating pastures over a range of soil types and conditions. An infestation has been discovered just south of the ACT.

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Land for Wildlife - Free property assessments

Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) have recently been successful in receiving funding to conduct ‘Land for Wildlife’ (LFW) assessments in the K2C and Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Regions.

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Banks. Bush. Birds. Workshop
5 Nov 2016 - 10:00am


Banks. Bush. Birds.



Thursday 3 November 10am-3pm, repeated on Saturday 5 November

A one stop shop information day for landholders to learn about priority environmental issues relevant to the farm and lifestyle block, and some practical options and incentives for management. Attend individual workshop sessions or all three.

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