Great Lakes district landholders working together to protect and enhance our key agricultural resource, the soil. The group aims to improve the knowledge and capability to manage soil health in the landholder community, prevent soil erosion and degradation on our properties, and monitor, evaluate and improve the health of our soils over time. Members receive Rapid Assessment of Soil Health (RASH) manuals and other resources, and can access shared equipment...

January 1, 2014

Sustainable Farming Initiative. 5 landholder groups formed with participants conducting trials on products, pasture species & implementing grazing management.

January 2, 2012

NSW Environmental Trust Project Stage 1

January 1, 2009

Systematic work on priority sites as identified by the survey.

January 1, 2009

The same 51 sites as 1998 were re-surveyed with funding support for this monitoring and evaluation being provided by Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA).

Land for Wildlife enhances biodiversity on private land by providing a non-statutory registration scheme for landholders wishing to manage conservation values on their properties. The program offers an entry level, accessible and friendly way for landholders to care for wildlife habitat on their properties.

In partnership with Great Lakes Council and Hunter Central Rivers CMA, Great Lakes Sustainable Farming program engaged with over 900 landholders, held over 60 workshops, established 6 Sustainable Farming Groups, and supported 5 large scale best practice demonstration sites and 10 small scale trials. It was very well rated by participants, with 85% rating it as “very useful” or “useful” for their land management. The program won Great Lakes Council the Commu...

January 2, 2000

We participated in the development of Bitou Bush Control Strategy for the Local Government Area, funded by Coastcare.

December 31, 1997

Regeneration work started in 1998 as funding for on-ground works by contract regenerators and ‘volunteer workers’ was sourced.

December 31, 1997

51 coastal localities, of which 29 were littoral rainforest communities, were surveyed in detail, and the diversity and abundance of weeds encountered at each site were recorded. Funding was from the State Government’s Coastcare Program. 

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