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.

  • Contractor_List_2017

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
Download Case Study (in .pdf format)


IMPROVING FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY THROUGH PLANTING TREES

Landholder: Jake Follet
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship
Download Case Study (in .pdf format


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)
Download Case Study (in .pdf format)


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

Click here for youtube link


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

Click here for youtube link


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.
Download Case Study (in .pdf format)


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.

Download Case Study (in .pdf format)

SGLN Facebook

South Gippsland Landcare Network

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and meet. 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
Confused about Acknowledgement of Country?

A Welcome to Country or an Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners recognises the continuing connection of Aboriginal Traditional Owners to their Country.

This map (https://achris.vic.gov.au/weave/wca.html) allows you to find out who the formally recognised Traditional Owners are for an area.

1. Search for a location
Enter a location (such as a street address or the name of a town) into the search window located on the toolbar above the map.

2. Hover and click on the map
When the map has navigated to that location, hover your mouse cursor, and left click, over the location where your event or function will be held. It will display the name of the formally recognised Traditional Owners of the area.

This name can be referred to for Acknowledgements.

Click on the map to bring up information about the formally recognised Traditional Owner corporation and the Traditional Owners represented for Acknowledgements.

3. Click on the links provided to contact the formally recognised Traditional Owners corporation
Links are provided (where available) which take you to the corporation’s website to arrange a Welcome to Country ceremony.

4. Show formally recognised Traditional Owners boundaries (if desired)
Click this button on the toolbar to toggle on/off map layers that show the formally recognised Traditional Owners boundaries.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
This SGLN publication is relevant to all areas lucky enough to have koalas. It's an easy read with some great photos and tips for living compatibly with these much-loved marsupials.
https://www.sgln.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SGLN_Koala_Brochure.pdf
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Working bee at Hamann's Bush Reserve

Members of the Arawata and Nerrena Tarwin Valley Landcare Groups combined forces last month at a twilight working bee at Hamann's Bush Reserve in Leongatha North.

The main purpose of the working bee was to tackle the problem of sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum). Although native to Australia, sweet pittosporum is a serious problem when it extends outside its natural range. As well as creating a dense canopy, it releases chemical inhibitors (saponins) which prevent indigenous plants from growing beneath. It is also highly flammable.

There was a lot of discussion at the working bee about the best way(s) to kill sweet pittosporum. The following methods were used:

Remove by hand
Hand removal is only recommended for very small plants, ensure the root system is removed and the disturbed area is covered over with mulch to reduce spread of other weeds.

Cut and paint
Cut plants off at ground level and immediately paint the stump with an undiluted glyphosate based product. This is useful for larger seedlings that are too hard to hand pull but should not be attempted on trees with trunks greater than 50mm as they are likely to resprout.

Drill and fill
Drill holes 2-3 cm deep and about 5 cm apart, at the base of the trunk. Fill the hole immediately with an undiluted glyphosate-based product. This technique should be used for plants greater than 50mm in diameter and is best done in active growth stage which is late spring and mid-autumn.

Please send in photos of your get-togethers to admin@sgln.net.au - we'd love to publish them.

Find out more about our

Current Projects