Launch of African Lovegrass report

African Lovegrass is a fast spreading weed that is invading much of Australia. It is arguably the most invasive weed in the capital region and is found in all areas – suburban gardens, lawns, urban parks, road verges, farms and nature parks.

The Southern ACT Catchment Group as part of its project ‘Regional education on African Lovegrass - an integrated approach’ is launching a report on the distribution and abundance of African Lovegrass in the ACT. The report will be launched by Shane Rattenbury (MLA).



If you missed Catalyst on ABC1 television on Thurs 7 July 2011, there were 2 really interesting and relevant stories: one on research into soil nitrogen and weeds in the Grassy Box Woodlands of SE Australia, and one on freshwater crayfish.


Living with Lovegrass

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‘Living with Lovegrass’ a forum designed around learning from each other on how to manage African Lovegrass was held at the Namadgi Visitor Centre on Saturday 22nd May. Around sixty people attended the forum and it was interesting to hear the range of views expressed about lovegrass. Some graziers expressed the view that lovegrass is here, cattle can use it, so perhaps we are better off devoting resources to Serrated Tussock. Others thought that lovegrass is potentially our worst environmental and agricultural weed species. Whatever the view there is no denying African lovegrass is a highly persistent, summer growing, perennial grass weed that is invading rural properties, urban parklands and roadsides and nature reserves across our region.


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


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