Newsletters

Training opportunities: RegenTV

Each month we’ll feature resources for training, learning, and up-skilling in bush regeneration techniques and other Landcaring activities. This month’s feature is from RegenTV – The Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (winners of the 2022... read more

Landcare Sightings: Eastern Bearded Dragon

Spotted by Victoria, one of our Project Officers, whilst putting in the leg work for Camera Trapping at Congewai. This handsome Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) was found up a tree, basking in the last of the afternoon sun. You can find these bearded dragons... read more

Bushfire Restoration Grants

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support revegetation activities for communities in the Local Government Areas (LGA) listed as impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires. The grant program aims to provide funding for field projects that... read more

Landcare Muster – Time for a Celebration!

A Landcare Muster is a gathering for Landcarers across the Hunter region to come together to share and celebrate our achievements, and look to the future with ideas and inspiration. We are asking you as Landcarers to tell us how you would like to celebrate together.... read more

Fire Danger Ratings Have Changed

You can find the new Fire Danger Ratings to check the fire danger for your area on the RFS website, Fires Near Me NSW smartphone app and on roadside signs. Find out more here: New fire danger rating system to keep communities safe this bush fire season – NSW... read more

Turtle Monitoring Citizen Science

During November, the researchers at 1millionturtles.com would like everyone to be out and about near their local waterways, keeping an eye out for turtles crossing roads and helping them get to the other side safely, looking for sightings of turtles emerging to nest... read more

Fern Creek Landcare: An Intergenerational Landcare Story with Peter Dalton and Gabrielle Stacey

Gabrielle and Peter recount how the unlikely duo combined the Landcare experience and institutional knowledge of an older generation with the marketing knowledge and fresh perspective of a diverse younger generation — showing how intergenerational partnerships are the... read more

Meet Daintry Gerrand, our Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator (RALF)

Daintry is part of the Natural Resource Management Team at Hunter Local Land Services, who works alongside our Landcare Coordinators at HRLN. Daintry has a strong focus on connecting with the community – landholders, Landcare community and agriculture industry:... read more

Want to start a Landcare site in the Maitland LGA?

Maitland City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from interested people that are willing and committed to improving and regenerating a location near you as part of a Landcare group  Click here to register:... read more

Shorebird Feature: Beach-nesting Birds

Nesting season has begun for our local beach-nesting birds! These shorebirds and seabirds are extremely vulnerable to disturbance from people during this time and, unfortunately, these warmer months are also when humans flock to the beaches. Disturbance during nesting... read more

Congratulations to Elizabeth Riley!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Riley, from Hunter Valley Wine Country Landcare for being appointed as an Independant Director on the BOARD OF Landcare NSW. Liz, being a steward and carer of land herself, she also works day to day with viticultural landowners and... read more

Woodland Bird Feature: The Noisy Miner (a native nuisance?)

The noisy miner is one native species that has benefited greatly from human alterations to woodland and forest habitat, enabling it to increase in abundance and distribution. In short, the Noisy Miner has become an overabundant species. Why is this a problem? Large... read more

Soil Health Basics

If you have spent time in the garden, in the paddock or digging up your backyard, you would see some signs of life in the soil- earthworms, curl grubs, ants, spiders, etc; And these are only a few of the ones you can see with the naked eye.  Soil is not an inert... read more

Understanding Your Property By the Property Detective Part 4

The object of our investigations is to have a sound understanding of the property we work upon. This selection of maps builds upon the geology and terrain of the property. It also gives an idea of the areas we will investigate over a period of time to make us very... read more

Plant of the Month: She’ll be Apples!

Within the Eucalypts and close relatives the common names of many of the groups do make a bit of sense, Ironbarks, Stringybarks, Boxes are all named for their bark, the Bloodwoods are so named for the large amount of sap they produce but what about these things called... read more

September Shorebird Feature

Some say Spring has sprung a little early this year and some flowers and birds may agree with you! Observations of Beach-stone Curlews and Far Eastern Curlews have already been reported on our shorelines from mid-August.  With the ‘official’ beginning of Spring, comes... read more

Understanding Your Property By the Property Detective Part 3

What a wonderful feature Google Earth has for property holders and Landcarers. From its tool bar we are able to get historic images of our property over time and we can also obtain a convenient Latitude and Longitude to use as a geographic point to help us locate... read more

Grass ID courses with Harry Rose coming up in October!

Keep an eye on the HLLS Events page (https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/hunter/events) read more

Bell Frog Way Report – GGBF Education Session

Through funding from NPWS under the Save our Species (SOS) Program, Hunter Region Landcare Network facilitated the final Bell Frog event for the financial year.  On Thursday, June 30th, we held a Green and Golden Bell Frog Education session – an evening of... read more

Tools, Tricks and Tips: Use it or lose it

Do you get sick of dropping tools in the garden or in the bush and spending the next half hour trying to find them? Well, this little trick may save you a little bit of time.    It’s simple (and fun), wander off to your nearest car parts or electronic supplies... read more

Plant of the Month – Mallees

Plant of the Month: “I don’t mind at all if you call me a Mallee Boy.” The famous song by John Williamson refers to the Mallee Region of Western Victoria an area famous for it’s stunted multi-stemmed Eucalypts known as Mallees. The Mallee growth form is a fairly... read more