VEGETATION AND WATERWAYS INFORMATION

NEW LANDHOLDER INFORMATION

SOIL INFORMATION

PASTURE MANAGEMENT

SMALL SCALE BEEF AND SHEEP FARMING

SGLN CONTRACTOR LIST
A list of weed control, planting and environmental service contractors in South Gippsland. Updated 2017.

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GROUP RESOURCES

Landcare Victoria Inc. Volunteer Management Manual (external link)

SGLN MEMBER CASE STUDIES

HEALTHY SOIL MEANS PRODUCTION INCREASES

Landholder: Ray Boys
Landcare Group: Poowong Landcare Group
Participating Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship, MW Stream Frontage
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IMPROVING FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY THROUGH PLANTING TREES

Landholder: Jake Follet
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship
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IMPROVING SOIL BIOLOGY AND INCREASED MILK PRODUCTION

Landholder: The Cope Family
Landcare Group: Fish Creek Landcare Group
Program/s: Cape Liptrap to Bunruong Biolink Project (poster funded through Targeted Land Stewardship)
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THE BENEFITS OF CREATING SHELTER BELTS IN STEEP COUNTRY

Landholder: Ron Barnacle
Landcare Group: Loch/Nyora Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship Program, MW Stream Frontage

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IFARM COMPUTER MAPPING INCREASED OUR EFFICIENCY

Landholder: Chris Johnson and Joe Seawright
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship, MW Stream Frontage Program

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HEALTHY SOILS PROJECT

EXTENDED GRAZING ON SOIL HEALTH IN THE ARAWATA AREA

This property was chosen for a case study as a demonstration of how extended or cell grazing can aid in the retention of nutrients on a farm. With no additional inputs over more than 10 years of grazing, the levels of P, K, N and carbon (organic matter) are still adequate.

In extended grazing a farm is divided up into many small paddocks (or as in this case, a number of paddocks divided by electric fencing into smaller ‘cells’) Moves are based on the growth rate of the pasture and the plants requirement for rest and regrowth. The cell size is determined so the herd grazes the pasture down to a desirable level in one to two days. The dog stands under the single wire fence separating today’s grazing cell from area the cattle will get access to tonight.
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IMPROVING SOIL AND PASTURE HEALTH BU USING BIOLOGICAL CULTURES

Hall property, Foster

This demonstration seeks to see if soil and pasture can be improved by adding a culture of soil biology agents to a paddock using the Petrik biological farming system.

It is hoped that the addition of biological cultures will Speed up the formation of humic compounds in the soil, improve soil structure, Improve root penetration Improve pasture resilience.  By improving the soil

The growth of desirable pasture species, such as rye grass and clover should be facilitated.
The growth of species such as cocksfoot should be enhanced making it more palatable to stock.

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South Gippsland Landcare Network

The South Gippsland Landcare Network stretches from Mt Best to Mt Lyal, and along the prom coast. It’s made up of 16 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria. We’re proud to work across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share. As a network, we’re a diverse group – made up of primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts. This page is part of our community, so we welcome feedback and input from anyone who’s interested in having a voice here.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
FREE Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers’ Webinar

The 2020 National Landcare Conference would usually be happening around this time, unfortunately due to the current situation to conference could not go ahead. Landcare has instead put together a series of National Landcare Conference webinars for you to enjoy!

The first in the series is happening next week, on Thursday October 1st at 2pm.

Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers will be presented by Kim Boswell, whose volunteer recruitment framework has been used to recruit thousands of Landcare volunteers in Victoria.

Jam-packed with hot tips and fresh ideas, Kim will present a step-by-step ‘5A method’, that supports groups to recruit and retain perfectly matched and energised volunteers, and fill committee positions.

Kim will also chat about utilising volunteers in a post-Covid world, and will tell you how you can access her insightful and effective online volunteer recruitment course for free.

For more information or to register for this free webinar visit https://www.landcarer.com.au/webinar-registration/.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Monash University is publishing Australia's first climate column in community newspapers across Australia, where they discuss local climate trends and break down the science of climate change.

In their columns, they feature a range of community voices who talk about their experience of climate change and what it means for them. They are trying to collect contributions from residents, volunteers and various groups they feel have a unique perspective.

If you are interested in contributing your voice, they have a short 5 minute survey you can complete by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/clim8survey
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Today is World Rivers Day!

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” ~ Mark Angelo

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