If you manage stony knolls country come along on this walk to see if you know your weeds from your indigenous plants, how to be more successful when planting and much more. Don’t forget to register.
Chris Helzer, who is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, writes ‘The Prairie Ecologist’ blog. He recently presented a webinar through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, entitled Using and Fire and Grazing to Maintain Productive and Ecologically Resilient Grasslands. He discussed what ecological resilience is and how it relates to prairies, and talked about various ways prescribed fire and grazing can be used to manage prairies for biological diversity and resilience. If you’re interested in this topic and have 45 minutes to spare, a recording of the webinar is available for anyone to watch at this link.
There are some indigenous shrubs that are suitable for sheep to graze and thereby provide farmers with additional potential to carry extra stock during drought. You may be interested in this workshop to be held next week at Ingliston, which is on a back road between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan. Register
Here is a link to the recent newsletter. Warron_Issue_23_May_2017
Environmental assessments and some strategic assessments under the EPBC Act have incurred a cost recovery arrangement since 1 October 2014.
As of 19 May 2017 there is a change to the definition of a ‘small business’ for the purpose of exemption from cost recovery fees for environmental assessments. link