Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:05

More than Just Erosion Control

Upper Lachlan Landcare has been fortunate to have yet another expert in our midst! Cam Wilson from Earth Integral, has recently hosted 2 workshops. Cam’s workshops explain how water moves through the landscape, the erosion process and demonstrates how to stabilise small active erosion cuts.

Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:53

Managing the Riparian Area

The Riparian area is the space between the stream, river, watercourse and the land. A healthy, functioning riparian area contains dense ground cover and a variety of plant species.

The benefits of a healthy riparian area include improved water quality, reduced erosion, increased wildlife habitat for native birds, insects and reptiles, and increased shade and shelter options for stock management. Ideally the riparian area should be a least 25m wide.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:37

Colin Seis is coming to Upper Lachlan

We are very excited to welcome Colin Seis to the Upper Lachlan Shire. In January 2015, The Weekly Times, wrote an article titled “Six of the world’s influential farming trailblazers share success secrets”. Colin Seis was one of those 6 trailblazers.

In 2005 Colin won the NSW Conservation Farmer of the year award and in 2007 he won the inaugural “Carbon farmer of the year award” in NSW. He was the recipient of the 2014 Bob Hawke award for Landcare.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:56

Paddock Trees

Paddock trees are those ancient trees branching out over the paddock providing shade on hot sunny days. Often they can be hundreds of years old. Not only do they provide shade for stock, but also a home for a variety of creatures such as birds, lizards, bats and gliders. These creatures can have a significant impact on devouring insect pests. Studies have also shown that improved water infiltration and nutrient cycling occurs in paddocks with a scattering of trees.