22-28 OCTOBER 2018
How to get involved
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.
You can count as many times as you like over the week, we just ask that each count is completed over a 20-minute period. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live.
For more information on how to take part, head to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Community Tree Planting Day Scone
Gather your friends and family to help rehabilitate Scone’s parks and reserves. This will be the first of multiple sites earmarked for plantings.
We will finish with a friendly BBQ and refreshments, where you can chat with the local Landcare coordinator and other community members.
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Time: 9:30am until finished – approximately 12:00pm
Location: Reserve on Bhima Drive in Scone – between Alabama Street and Sledmere Close.
Wear sturdy enclosed shoes and a hat. Bring along gardening gloves and water. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Best Practice Wild Dog Management
Come along to an information day presented by Stuart Boyd-Law and Hunter LLS staff. Talk and learn about wild dog management with your neighbours and other land managers.
Presentations will cover
- Hands on experience with best practice control techniques.
- Identifying signs of wild dog activity.
- Evaluating the impact of wild dogs.
- Being part of an effective wild dog program.
- Using Wild Dog Scan to map activity.
Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 135 Carrowbrook Rd, Mount Olive NSW 2330
Please RSVP to
Local Land services Office’s
Phone: 1300 795 299
For further information
P: 0428 686 178
Hunter Local Land Services
Growing Hunter Beef
Hunter Local Land Services, in conjunction with Meat and Livestock Australia, invite you to attend our Regional Beef Forum, ‘Growing Hunter Beef’.
Bringing together industry experts, leading producers, and representatives of the local cattle sector, this event will help you make important decisions about your livestock and property management, and how to build your farm business.
The forum will focus on four main areas:
- Surviving and thriving – drought proofing and managing your property in challenging times and changing climates
- Extension and education – marketing your product, compliance, the future of the beef Industry (nationally & globally), technology in practice
- The Consumer – variability on eating quality and beef as a product
- Trade Fair – more than 60 industry partners, including representatives from animal health, livestock handling, seed and ag chemical companies, skills training and farm tech and innovation providers. Plus government and support agencies.
Morning tea and lunch included.
Singleton Showground Thursday 8 November, 9am – 4.30pm
Book your spot now via phone on 1300 795 299 or https://hunterlls.wufoo.com/forms/z1m0ni1b1o6ll54/
Maitland Holistic Management Course
with Brian Wehlburg
“Best course you will ever do. A great investment in you, your family, your farm & your community.”
Virginia Mall, Grace Springs Farm, Kulnura, NSW
Starting 13 and 14 November 2018 numbers permitting
Partnering with nature to regenerate land to increase productivity and profitability.
Full Holistic Management Practitioner course Four 2-day sessions 3-4 weeks apart This course covers Allan Savory’s core thinking for managing holistically Context and Decision Making Holistic Grazing Planning Holistic Financial Planning Ecological Monitoring Introduction to Land Planning.
Worldwide, over 40 million acres of land are managed holistically
“Holistic Management is one of the key tools at our disposal.”
Inside Outside Management Pty Ltd
Mob: 0408 704 431
Contact us today to find out more & to express your interest in attending this valuable course
Kooragang Landcare are working on a large scale revegetation project at Ash Island with one last event for this year coming up on November 18, 9.30-12pm.
The community planting day is open to all, and a great opportunity to learn more about local native plants and revegetation and to visit the wetlands at Kooragang/Ash Island.
We will be doing a mass planting of 400-500 tubestock seedlings, restoring formerly grazed pasture to its endemic native floodplain forest and lowland rainforest.
The events are supported by Local Land Services’ volunteer program and other community groups, this month Friends of the Schoolmasters House will provide a free morning tea/light lunch.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how direct seeding of native feed and fodder species, fencing and appropriate grazing management can create a landscape of abundance and enhance the natural and financial values of your property.
Location: Martindale Hall, followed by a field trip to Springdale Farm for direct seeding demonstration
(Transportation to Springdale farm is provided)
Spaces are limited. To find out more about theworkshop and to reserve your place, please contact:
Ashley Bacales | NRM Project Coordinator
Hunter Joint Organisation
P: (02) 4978 4028 |E: email@example.com
Upper Wollombi Brook / Congewai Creek Catchment
With the recent extended dry spell, water usage and availability in the valley has become more of an issue. Congewai Valley Landcare has arranged for Water NSW to provide a brief talk on water issues and usage. There will be time for your questions/queries at the end. This workshop is intended to inform us and give us an opportunity to ask our questions.
Areas of discussion include domestic water usage, pumping from the creek, stock watering, dams and irrigation.
Everyone is welcome to attend but please confirm your attendance for catering purposes.
Congewai Public School Tennis Shed
Monday 26th November 2018
Tea/coffee and light supper/snacks will be provided.