The Scoop

Tubestock Planting Demo

In this video, we discuss the tips and tricks for planting tubestock and seeing them survive and... read more

Blue Faced Honeyeater

You may have noticed the change in birds in your backyard or neighbourhood with the change in seasons and flowering plants. I have noticed many honeyeaters out searching for and enjoying nectar plants such as banksia and grevilia. This Blue-faced Honeyeater is a... read more

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 9 May is World Migratory Bird Day which is all about birds connecting our world and preserving ecological connectivity of habitat for our migratory shorebirds across the globe.   The Hunter Region Landcare Network and Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Connection... read more

When To Apply Herbicides

Time the application of herbicides to achieve maximum effectiveness. The right time to apply systemic poisons is when water and sugars are being rapidly moved (translocated) around the plant (usually spring and summer). Herbicides are likely to be less effective on... read more

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) Munumba (Worimi) Buringoa (D’harawal) A magnificent tall tree to 50 metres, the Forest Red Gum is found along the east coast of Australia from Gippsland in Victoria to Papua New Guinea. In the Hunter... read more

Blue grass vs Red Grass ID

  Plant Recognition Notes: Blue Grass-Red Grass Blue Grasses (Dichanthium sericium, Dichanthium setosum): Clumping Grass to 1m, common in the Mid and Upper Hunter, often bluish, “hairy “skirt” on the nodes, spikelets come out from a central position (digitate).... read more

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has 20 Coordinators based across regional, rural and remote NSW who inform, educate and connect individuals, communities and workplaces with appropriate services and programs. We link people to local mental health... read more

Branxton News Article

  The River Reserve looking much better The Hunter River Reserve contains one of the last remaining stands of intact native vegetation along the Lower Hunter River, a host of native wildlife, and a direct river access via historic sandstone steps and pathways.... read more

Do You Have a Small Farm or Semi-Rural Block?

The Every Bit Counts project recognises all small farms and lifestyle blocks (2 to 20ha) play an important role in managing our natural resource and agricultural environments. This project will coordinate workshops, local resources and build a connected community... read more

Bushfire Recovery Resources

NRM Regions Australia have collated a set of resources from around the country to help with bushfire recovery. Main resources menu page is here. A particularly useful document is the Hotspots Fire Project- managing fire on your property- a guide for NSW landholders. ... read more

Earthcare Park Bird Observations – A tribute to the value of rehabilitating our native bushland.

Earthcare Park Landcare has shared with us the following observations provided by the Hunter Bird Observers Club. The attached list of 104 bird species is a significant milestone for the group and a far cry from the approximately 40 species observed some 10 years ago... read more

Book review: “Who’s Minding the Farm”

After a career in modelling, journalism and television Patrice Newell, along with partner Phillip Adams, tree changed well before it was trendy and bought the historic Elmswood homestead at Gundy. While much of the now 4,000 hectares is left for conservation it is a... read more

Do you have a small farm or semi-rural block?

The Every Bit Counts Project, lead by Hunter Local Land Services, recognises all small farms and lifestyle blocks (2 to 20ha) play an important role in managing our natural resource and agricultural environments. This project will coordinate workshops, local resources... read more

30 Years of Landcare Celebration

The 30 Years of Landcare in the Hunter book has officially launched! It tells the stories of all the wonderful Landcarers making a difference in their local communities. We had a fantastic celebration with over 100 people last Friday at the Hunter Wetlands Centre-... read more

Bushfire and Drought Assistance: What help is available and where do I find it?

Landcare NSW has put together a comprehensive list of support available for those affected by bushfire and drought. Click here: FS35 Bushfire and Drought Assistance read more

Memorandum of Understanding – HLLS, HRLN & MC2TC

This MOU was developed by staff and volunteers, to support the partnership between the organisations, and to provide guidance for the building of similar effective relationships at the state level.

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Local Land Services – Recruitment

Local Land Services has just embarked on a recruitment campaign for 29 positions on our local boards. 

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Landcare NSW Council – Report

Since its inception, there has been a representative from the Hunter Region Landcare Network on the Landcare NSW Council and in some years, that representative has served on the Executive body of the organisation.

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Introducing Henrietta

Henrietta is our newly appointed Hunter Regional Landcare Coordinator. Her role is to support the capacity of the local Landcare coordinators and HRLN to deliver on programs with a focus on regional initiatives.

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NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference 

The Landcare NSW Muster and Conference was recently held in Broken Hill. Three of the HRLN committee had the privilege to attend an excellent few days. 

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Emerging Weed: Groundsel Bush

Groundsel bush is reputed to be poisonous to livestock although it seldom causes a problem because they rarely eat enough. However, livestock will lose condition rapidly if forced to graze it.

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