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Local Land Services Board Member Elections - Nominations Close 31 Jan 2014

29th Dec 2013

The inaugural Local Land Services Board Member elections will take place on12 March 2014. There are three members to be elected to each region. Nominations for Board member positions are now open. Occupiers of rateable land are eligible to... more details

Look after your cows fat score and she will look after you!

12th Nov 2013

Given the current dry seasonal conditions (even though we’ve just had a drop), CMA Senior Land Services Officers, Jason Siddell and Brett Littler, are urging cattle producers to start planning now for next year’s calves. The decisions fa... more details

IMPROVE RIPARIAN HABITATS opportunity

12th Sep 2013

GLENRAC is now calling for Expressions of Interest from landholders to implement activities that improve riparian habitats in priority rivers and streams of the Tablelands. Priority will be given to those properties that have or are willing to obtai... more details

NSW rural assistance authority - farm finance package

12th Sep 2013

Concessional Loans are currently being administered by NSW Rural Assistance Authority as part of the Federal Governments recently announced Farm Finance Package. Stuart Brummell, of Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW - Northern Region, is able ... more details

Honey Locust Update

12th Sep 2013

On ground control works through the Biodiversity Fund - Honey locust control project arewell under way. Honey locust (Gleditsia tricanthos) is a highly invasive tree capable of smothering native vegetation and severely altering the habitat of th... more details

NSW State Landcare Awards

10th Sep 2013

Kylie Falconer has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 NSW State Landcare Awards. Kylie has been the GLENRAC Community Support Officer since November 2007. During this time, Kylie has built the organisation from only one executive position to hav... more details

Sign of the times

28th Jun 2013

Tag-along success Rummerys Hill is part of a tree-covered ridge that lies 20 kilometres north of Glen Innes on the Emmaville Road. Some of the 26 members of the Rummerys Hill Landcare Group just finished a busy year of activities with a tag-along fa... more details

Indian Myna Birds – an emerging threat for biodiversity

27th May 2013

GLENRAC hosted an Indian Myna bird control workshop on Saturday 18th May at the Glen Innes saleyards. The workshop was attended by 14 interested community members and generated plenty of interest in raising the awareness of the threat to biodiversity... more details

Do you have a problem with Pest Animals?

27th May 2013

A new survey to assess landholder concerns regarding pest animals has been developed as a part of the “Pest Animal Management and Landholder Engagement in New England NSW” project. The responses will build on the results from the 2012 sur... more details

Christine Jones ‘Dollars in Dirt’ seminar

15th May 2013

70 people from as far afield as Stanthorpe and Inverell attended the “Dollars in Dirt” seminar hosted by Glenrac and the Ben Lomond Landcare group at the RSL on the 2nd May.  Dr Christine Jones, soil biochemist, spoke on the ability ... more details

Pest Animals Look Out! A Smorgasbord of Control Methods Coming Your Way!

09th May 2013

Pest Animals in the Glen Innes region will be controlled with a variety of methods this autumn after a successful Pest Animal Control and Landholder Training Day was held at Wellingrove Hall earlier this month. Twenty landmanagers from as far away a... more details

Media Release – Indian Myna Control Workshops

09th May 2013

Local Landcare groups are encouraging landholders in the Tenterfield, Stanthorpe and Glen Innes districts to join them on Friday 17th May or Saturday 18th May to learn about the invasive Indian Myna bird, why they are causing such devastation to our ... more details

Honey Locust Aerial Mapping

09th May 2013

Glenrac took to the skies recently as part of their multi agency Honey Locust control project. GLENRACs GIS project officer Tanya Weir, Inverell Shire Weed officer Thomas Macindoe and Border Rivers Gwydir CMA Catchment Officer Jonathan Lawson conduc... more details

Combatting Coolattai Grass Field Day

15th Apr 2013

Combat Coolatai Grass field day was held on Thursday 28th March at “Reedy Creek” with speakers covering different options to combat and manage Coolatai grass and promote pasture species. Landholders from as far afield as Inverell and Attu... more details

Local Success at Regional Landcare Event

01st Apr 2013

This week saw over 170 landholders, farm advisors, Landcare volunteers and Landcare staff descend on Bingara as Upper Gwydir Landcare Association hosted a two-day conference, dubbed the Landcare Adevtnure. GLENRAC was well represented at the event, ... more details

Pest Animals Look Out! A Smorgasbord of Control Methods Coming Your Way!

01st Apr 2013

Pest Animals in the Glen Innes region will be controlled with a variety of methods this autumn after a successful Pest Animal Control and Landholder Training Day was held at Wellingrove Hall earlier this month. Twenty landmanagers from as far away a... more details

Rare wildlife find

17th Mar 2013

Landowners on Rummerys Hill 20 kilometres north of Glen Innes are pretty excited about a road-killed animal found on the weekend. It’s a rare Spotted-tail Quoll, not seen in that area for many years. Peter King, coordinator of the local landca... more details

Future Rural & Community Services uncertain

26th Feb 2013

The NSW State Government announced major reforms to services for rural landholders late last year. These will have significant impacts on services for rural land managers and the community throughout NSW, including Glen Innes and the New England Nort... more details

Dundee Field Day - Productive Farms

26th Feb 2013

  GLENRAC will host a field day for interested landholders at Dundee on Thursday 14th March. The field day will cover a broad range of topics relating to property management planning and implementation, weed control along waterways, coordinated... more details

Learn Tips and Tricks for Successful Pest Control

26th Feb 2013

Wild dog, feral pig, feral cat and fox control will be the topic of a Feral Animal Control and Training Day to be held at Wellingrove Hall, Wellingrove on the 8th of March 2013 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. This training day will be hands on and is an oppo... more details

Community Landcare Grants now open

30th Jan 2013

The Federal Minister for Agriculture has announced the Community Landcare Grants which are the small grants component of the Sustainable Agriculture stream of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. The Community Landcare... more details

Feral Day Out

24th Jan 2013

Wild dog, feral pig and fox control will be the topic of a Feral Animal Field Day held at the Glen Innes Showground from 9:30am to 3:30pm, on Friday 8th  February 2013. Pest animals impact the whole community and cause significant losses to agr... more details

WANTED! Honey Locust!

13th Jan 2013

GLENRAC’s Honey Locust control project is underway. This project is funded through the Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund for the control of Honey Locust on the Mann & Severn Rivers. The project will include on ground... more details

2013 Regional Landcare Awards ~ Recognising Contributions to Landcare

13th Jan 2013

Nominations are being called for the 2013 Regional Landcare Awards across the New England North West region.  Innovative farmers, dedicated individuals and hardworking community organisations are just some of those being encouraged to enter the ... more details