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Community Grants to Increase Community Resilience

15th Aug 2016

Submitted - New England North West Landcare  New England North West (NENW) Landcare is offering organisations, groups and individuals the opportunity to apply for grants that provide the financial capacity to support events, training or capacit... more details

2016 / 2017 Roadside Spray Program, Glen Innes Severn Council Area

12th Aug 2016

Submitted - New England Weeds Authority  New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) treated most of Glen Innes’s roads for a range of noxious weeds during the 2015/16 year. This will be the second spray season NEWA will undertake roadside control... more details

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR BETTER FISH HABITAT, BETTER FISHING

10th Aug 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   FOR great fishing, you need great fish habitat, which is why up to $40,000 is now being made available to people and community groups through the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program.  &ldq... more details

Innovative app to track rabbit control

03rd Aug 2016

Submitted by Invasive Animals CRC   A new function to boost the power of the popular RabbitScan app has given the community the ability to track the spread of rabbit biocontrol agents and viruses from their smart phone or computer, via a digit... more details

Funding available for local landholders for trees on farms and healthy rivers

27th Jul 2016

Submitted by Northern Tableands Local Land Services The 2016 ‘Trees on Farms’ and ‘Healthy Rivers’ projects have been launched today by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government&rs... more details

Targeting Pest Animals

06th Jul 2016

Feral cats and foxes will be the hot topic of two pest animal workshops being held on Tuesday 19th July, Dundee Hall and Thursday 21st July, Glen Innes Show Grounds. GLENRAC will be hosting these events to raise the awareness of the impact of pest an... more details

Finding Your Region's Hidden Treasures

16th Jun 2016

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging the community to nominate women volunteers from the region to be honoured on the NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.  “Women who work in volunteer roles p... more details

Tackling Mexican Water Lily in the Gara River

14th Jun 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Aurthority   A native of Mexico and South Eastern USA, Mexican water lily (Nymphaea Mexicana) has been widely used as an ornamental plant in dams and other aquatic environments.  Waterlilies have escaped cul... more details

Landcare NSW Regional Biodiversity Workshop series 2016

07th Jun 2016

Submitted by New England North West Landcare Landcare NSW is holding a series of discussion workshops throughout NSW in May and June 2016.  These workshops are designed to  provide a forum for the NSW Landcare Community to Share, showca... more details

Keeping African Love Grass in Check

23rd May 2016

Submitted by NEWA African Lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) was introduced into Australia in the early 1900’s and is now well established in many parts of the Northern Tablelands. African Lovegrass (ALG) has low nutritional value for livestock an... more details

Rabbits in the spotlight

03rd May 2016

GLENRAC will host an information session on rabbit control strategies including the release of the new strain of the Calicvirus (also known as Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus or RHDV) in Autumn 2017 on Tuesday 10th May in Glen Innes. Rabbit popula... more details

MAJOR EFFORT TO TACKLE WILD DOGS IN NORTHERN TABLELANDS

02nd May 2016

Submitted NORTHERN TablelandsMP Adam Marshall has announced a major regional on-ground offensive against wild dogs during this autumn season, providing great relief to local livestock producers across the region. Mr Marshall said wild dogs were a s... more details

GO FISHING DAY GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTHERN TABLELANDS

02nd May 2016

Submitted MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging recreational fishing clubs across the region to apply for grants to help run fishing activities in the region on the second annual Go Fishing day, to be held on 16 October. “The... more details

Rollout of RHDV1 K5 in Australia: information guide

20th Apr 2016

Submitted - Invasive Animals CRC Rabbits are estimated to cause over $200 million dollars in damage to Australian agriculture every year, and they are recognised as a potential threat to at least 304 native threatened species. As a consequence of th... more details

LANDCARE CO-ORDINATOR APPOINTED FOR GLEN INNES

19th Apr 2016

Submitted - Adam Marshall MP  NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced that Glen Innes Landcare group GLENRAC is among 62 organisations that will host a local co-ordinator as part of the NSW Government’s $15 million Local Land... more details

Tackling the dieback dilemma: Take part in online survey

18th Apr 2016

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services  A new research project has been launched looking for the causes and solutions to the devastating problem of tree dieback on the Northern Tablelands. The first step in the project is a call ... more details

How will you feed your stock this winter?

14th Apr 2016

Planning a winter feed program for your sheep and cattle will be the focus of two coming workshops to be held on the 20th April at Ben Lomond and the 12th May at Dundee. If you have looked at the paddock this month and wondered if you have enough fee... more details

Sustaining Landcare

13th Apr 2016

Submitted - Landcare NSW Landcare has received a welcome boost in NSW.   Under the NSW Government’s Landcare support program we now have 66 part-time coordinators supported by a small central team and a ‘community of practice&r... more details

New England and North West benefit from Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative

13th Apr 2016

The New England and North West regions are set to benefit from Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative funding to the tune of $1,575,000 over the coming three and a half years. The funding will allow eight community-run Landcare and natural resource m... more details

Keeping on top of Blackberry control

29th Mar 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Authority During the mid 1900’s blackberries were so heavy in the New England that stock could no longer access water in any of the creeks or rivers. They also harbored huge populations of rabbits which often out... more details

Focus on future event prompts planning

15th Mar 2016

“Focus on Future Plan for success” was a well-attended event held on the 8th March at the Show grounds.  GLENRAC had organised a range of speakers on topics related to setting personal and business goals and plans. The day started w... more details

All the dirt on production at Soil Health Field Days

15th Mar 2016

Submitted - Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is inviting landholders to take advantage of two Soil Health and Production field days coming up at Dundee north of Glen Innes and Graman north west of Inver... more details

Training for sheep and cattle farmers in Glen Innes

09th Mar 2016

Farmers have the opportunity to attend a one-day training workshop in Glen Innes later this week to learn more about ruminant nutrition. GLENRAC, the Landcare network for the Glen Innes district will be hosting the workshop on Thursday 17th March in ... more details

MARSHALL URGING APPLICATIONS FOR $15 MILLION PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING

08th Mar 2016

Submitted - Adam Marshall LOCAL MP Adam Marshall is encouraging crown reserve managers across the Northern Tablelands to apply for a share of the $15 million available under the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMF) t... more details

Land Girls group launched

07th Mar 2016

Our inaugural Land Girls meeting was held at the Wright Robertson winery outside Glen Innes on the 4th March, with 14 women attending and 10 women sending apologies. Over some lovely nibbles and drinks we all wrote down what we wanted form the group... more details

LOCAL HERO – CHAMPION OF THE RURAL AND REMOTE

24th Feb 2016

Source: Mental Health Magazine (30 January 2016) http://mentalhealthmagazine.com.au/ John Harper is a dryland wheat/sheep farmer from Stockinbingal . Stockinbingal lies between Temora and Cootamundra, NSW. Married with three daughters John&rsqu... more details

Take time to focus on your future

22nd Feb 2016

GLENRAC will be hosting a workshop focusing on the future and planning for success on Tuesday 8th March.  There are many areas of our life that need to be healthy so we can focus on the future and plan for success. This workshop will look at men... more details

Privet and the art of being a good neighbour

03rd Feb 2016

Submitted by New England Weeds Authority There are three general reasons why a plant may be declared a noxious weed in NSW: 1)     economic impact: pose a threat to infrastructure or impact industries such as agriculture imposin... more details

Serrated Tussock summer alert

01st Feb 2016

Submitted Inverell Shire Council For many landholders, sound summer rainfall has produced plenty of high quality stock feed, however, Inverell Shire Council Weeds Unit is reminding landholders to be vigilant to problem weeds. “It’s been... more details

Great day out seed collecting

01st Feb 2016

GLENRAC hosted a one day training workshop on native seed collecting on Thursday 20th January. The workshop was run by David Carr of Stringbark Ecological, David is also the President of the Armidale Tree Group, a community-run native nursery that ha... more details

Learn to identify native trees and grasses

12th Jan 2016

Have you ever looked at a tree or a grass plant and wondered what species it is? Wondered about where it came from, or where else it will grow? On Thursday 4th February 2016 you’ll the chance to work with experts on both grasses and trees, lear... more details

Local tree planting projects well underway

12th Jan 2016

Thanks to good rainfall over the past few months, the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee’s (GLENRAC) farm tree planting projects are well underway, with native seedlings going in on properties across the district. The aim of the pr... more details

Seed collecting for local provenance

05th Jan 2016

GLENRAC are hosting a workshop on Thursday 20th of January to help people learn how to collect their own seeds from native trees. This workshop could be beneficial for people who are interested in planting trees that are already growing in their area... more details

Fine tuning grazing management

05th Jan 2016

The Rummerys Hill Landcare group combined with GLENRAC are holding a ProGraze course early in 2016. ProGraze is a NSW Department of Primary Industries course designed to foster skills in assessing pasture and animal production, and to develop pasture... more details