There are so many great newsletters and information channels around for Landcarer's - too many of them fall through the cracks. If you have a particular interest the restoration of creek banks and river systems you might like to check out the resources and information links available through the webpage of the Australian River Restoration Centre see: https://arrc.com.au/ and subscribe to their newsletter.
Their most recent newsletter can be downloaded here.
Photo by Tweed Landcare's Gary Bagnall
The recent flood event has certainly left a trail of destruction in its wake and has been traumatic for many. Many mechanisms to support recovery are being circulated widely. One area of loss that has not yet achieved due attention is the impact to so many riparian restoration projects. For some, this has set years of hard work and determination back to square one with young plants being washed out along with, in some cases, entire sections of the river bank. In their current newsletter Richmond Landcare Inc. have published some great suggestions of how to assist recovery of damage riparian plantings
9am -10am A presentation by Kim Curtis (Rous County Council)
Protecting riparian habitat and native vegetation from emerging weed threats – Understanding the context and techniques for managing emerging weed threats to local biodiversity
10am to 1pm Training in plant identification with Hugh and Nan Nicholson (authors and photographers of Australian Rainforest Plants I-VI)
This session will support you in improving your general plant identification skills and offer you training to use the digital interactive identification key and app Rainforest Plants of Australia - Rockhampton to Victoria.
Date: Saturday May 6th 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Morning tea will be provided. BYO lunch
All welcome to bring along plant samples and own laptop to use the key with help from Hugh and Nan. There will be plenty of plant specimens to key out and there will be a couple of spare computers for those without laptops. The key will be available for purchase for $80 on the day. Purchase of the key is not compulsory for participation in the event.
This event is coordinated by Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network with the support of funding from The Australia Government National Landcare Programme
The fabulous Rainforest Key is now available as an app! This app includes the identification tools for 1140 species of rainforest plants found from Rockhampton Qld to southern Victoria. Based on the interactive digital Rainforest USB key, this app is a powerful identification system fit for your pocket and ready at all times and in all places.
The app is available for Androids through the Google Play Store and for Apple through iOS Apple ITunes
In case you have not already found it Landcare Australia produce a great quarterly newsletter, Landcare in Focus, which is always full of inspiring case studies, contemporary research in agricultural and environmental fields and stories on what Landcare groups are achieving across Australia. You can now subscribe for a free digital copy.
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