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Box Gum Grassy Woodlands Tour

Take a tour of the Box Gum Grassy Woodlands along the new Merriwa Pathway. A new pathway with a mural and interpretive signs along the 4km pathway has been completed. It is providing visitors to the area with fascinating information about the Box Gum Grassy Woodlands... read more

Landcare NSW Gathering

Committee Members of the Hunter Region Landcare Network (HRLN) and Coordinator staff attended the Landcare State Gathering in Coffs Harbour last week. The gathering enabled Landcare Committee Members and staff from each of the 11 regions in NSW to come together and... read more

Join the Hunter Region Landcare Network

Being a Committee Member with the Hunter Region Landcare Network not only provides the opportunity to add value and skills to the planning and delivery of local and regional landcare projects, you also get to see landcare projects in action on the 3rd Monday of each... read more

Post-Fire project Across Three Landcare Groups Wrap Up

Loading... Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab View, Print and Download [383.17 KB] Revegetation across three Landcare Groups Improve Biodiversity and Resilience Hunter Region Landcare Network The issue Following the devastating fires in 2019/20, HRLN... read more

First Nations Feature: NAIDOC Week 2023

“We’re proud to announce that the 2023 National NAIDOC Week theme is For Our Elders.  Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.  They are cultural... read more

Understanding Your Property By the Property Detective Part 11

Your Vegetation – Trees near Me The Tocal Field Days were filled with visitors asking questions about the type of vegetation that was found in the locality of their farm or bush block. This prompted reflection on accessing the type of vegetation encountered on... read more

Hunter Region Landcare Network Membership from 1st July 2023

Hunter Region Landcare Network Incorporated Membership Structure Hunter Region Landcare Network (HRLN) Incorporated has updated its constitution with changes to membership structure and membership fees.  Membership of HRLN is open to all individuals and Landcare or... read more

Reminder to be aware of the risks at your Landcare site

Reminder to be aware of the risks at your Landcare site. And carry a snake bandage as part of your first aid kit. This image is courtesy of the Vacy group. An Eastern brown snake’s (Pseudonaja textilis) habitat was disturbed while carrying out revegetation at the... read more

Community Environment Grants

Round One 2023-24 applications open 14 August 2023 – 24 September 2023 The Lake Mac Community Environment Grants Program, formerly known as Environmental Sustainability Grants Program, is designed to support community-initiated projects that improve our local... read more

Hunter LLS Community Small Grants and Education Scholarships

Applications submitted any time, start building your application for next financial year. Hunter Local Land Services will be delivering a program for community groups, networks or associations and individuals in building knowledge, skills and participation in land... read more

2023 National Custodians of Country Gathering

On behalf of Firesticks Alliance, Landcare Australia invites Expression of Interest to present at the National Custodians of Country Gathering (the Gathering) hosted in Cairns from August 21-25, 2023. Guidelines for the Call for Expressions of Interest  The 2023... read more

Nature Conservation Council Bushfire Conference 2023

May 24 -26 Surry Hills, Sydney The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) is proud to present their 13th Biennial Bushfire Conference – Managing Bushfire Together: applying science, skills and stories. The conference will take place on Wednesday 24th and... read more

2023 Landcare Muster – a joyous celebration for Landcare!

With 80 Landcarers from across the Hunter region, we had a wonderful time learning, networking, and exploring a range of topics with Peter Dixon of AABR, including landcare and bush regeneration methodologies, planning for the future, managing our patches for climate... read more

Notice of a Special General Meeting

The Hunter Region Landcare Network is calling a Special General Meeting for the presentation and adaptation of a new Constitution on Monday 22nd May 2023 at 10am at Merriwa Council Offices (34-40 Vennacher St). The Constitution is a guide to our principles and... read more

20 Year Celebration of Shorebird Habitat Restoration in the Hunter Estuary

On Saturday, April 22nd, Hunter Region Landcare hosted a celebratory lunch for the Hunter Bird Observers Club (HBOC) on behalf of National Parks & Wildlife Services (NPWS) at the Stockton Sandspit. This event marked the 20 Year Anniversary of on-going restoration... read more

Nocturnal Spotlighting at Hunter River Reserve, Greta

Last Friday evening, Landcare volunteers were taken on a guided spotlighting session – to try and spot nocturnal critters who utilise the site after-dark. Starting in the Woodland, the group of a dozen kept quiet while we very carefully walked down the staircase... read more

Nesca Park Landcare, Cooks Hill – transformation of an urban weedy gully to a restored Littoral Rainforest.

Next time you’re in Newcastle, take the time to walk through Nesca Park, from Darby Street to the Anzac Walk. Landcare volunteers have been working over many years with the support of Newcastle Council, to restore the gully from remnant Littoral Rainforest... read more

First Nations Feature: The Difference between an Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country?

At our recent Bush Tucker Workshop in Blandford in the Upper Hunter, Uncle Warren Welcomed us to Country with a smoking ceremony. He described it as a way to cleanse all the bad spirits out of you, and mother earth welcoming us to this country. A Welcome to Country is... read more

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 13 is the first of two World Migratory Bird Days in 2023. These annual celebrations fall on the 2nd Saturday of May and October to mark the departure and return of migratory bird species, as they journey to their breeding grounds and back. World... read more

Understanding Your Property By the Property Detective Part 10

Investigating Revegetation What was there before? The Hunter Region Landcare Muster held on the First April 2023 gave Landcarers an opportunity to listen to Peter Dixon on the approaches taken to address Revegetation and what this could involve. Today I want to look... read more

Plant of the Month: “You can eat it, but it tastes like…”

Following on from our recent Bush Foods day at Blandford I’m taking a break from trying to identify Eucalypts and looking at some of our local bushfoods. Within the Hunter there would be well over 200* species of native plant which are or have been recorded as edible,... read more

Muswellbrook Show

We had a great couple of days at the recent Muswellbrook Show, talking to locals and visitors about their properties, with a plant stall of species propagated at our nearby Landcare nursery, and video’s featuring our Upper Hunter Landcare projects. Muswellbrook Show... read more