Minister Ludwig announces appointments to Australian Landcare Council

Media Release
7 October 2010

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, today announced the appointment of 16 new members to the Australian Landcare Council.

The council is the Australian Government’s key advisory body on Landcare.

“The Gillard Government is committed to supporting the Landcare community, which has been protecting and restoring Australia’s environment and improving the landscape for farmers for the past 20 years,” Minister Ludwig said.

“The appointment of 16 outstanding individuals with demonstrated commitment to their local environment and communities will strengthen Landcare.”


Consultation - National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Freshwater Biodiversity


The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) is leading the Australian research community in a national interdisciplinary effort to generate the information needed by decision-makers in government and in vulnerable sectors and communities to manage the risks of climate change impacts.


Launch of UMCCC Publications

Join Sarah Ryan ACT NRM Chair and Lee O'Brien Murrumbidgee CMA Chair at the launch of three long awaited UMCCC publications:

Look After Your Natural Assets (3rd Edition)

Willow Management - A Strategy for the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment

Peri-urban Weed Management Study

Where: Queanbeyan Conference Centre, 253 Crawford St Queanbeyan
When: 11 am
11 August 2010, followed by lunch


K2C (Kosciuszko2Coast) Biodiversity and Farming Fair


Key Presenter: Sam Archer - Livestock producer & Biodiversity farmer, (MLA Nuffield Scholar 2008)

Venue: Centennial Park, Bredbo Village.

What you can enjoy …

  • Visit farming, industry and community group stalls
  • Learn how to achieve profits while enriching landscape health
  • Info & talks on land management, weeds, trees, grasses, birds

  • International year of biodiversity

  • Learn how to train a sheep dog pup
  • Visit Bush Heritage Australia’s “Scottsdale” property
  • Enjoy good food and music
  • Lots for the kids


Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc (ANPC) 8th National Conference

ANPC 8th Conference

Planning conservation to achieving restoration

A conference for everyone involved in conserving Australia’s unique flora and native vegetation

28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth WA

This conference is for practitioners, researchers, governments, community groups, non-government organisations and anyone else interested in plant conservation. We aim to provide updates on the latest, most relevant information, and opportunities to link up with other people working to conserve our native flora.


Schools Tree Day - National Tree Day

Australia's biggest community tree planting event, National Tree Day, will be held on 1 August 2010.

Schools Tree Day will be held on 30 July 2010.

As in previous years, a number of Landcare groups will be taking part. For more information, including finding the nearest tree planting site and to register your own site:

» Planet Ark's National Tree Day

National Tree Day



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