Central Tablelands Landcare coordinators inspired by LLS Conference

Tracee Burke (Mid Lachlan), Tracey Potts (Little River), Marita Sydes (Central Tablelands), Trudi Refshauge (Mid Lachlan), Agnes Knapik (Watershed) and Liz Davis (Central Tablelands Local Land Services regional Landcare facilitator).
Tracee Burke (Mid Lachlan), Tracey Potts (Little River), Marita Sydes (Central Tablelands), Trudi Refshauge (Mid Lachlan), Agnes Knapik (Watershed) and Liz Davis (Central Tablelands Local Land Services regional Landcare facilitator).

Landcare Coordinators from across the Central Tablelands have just returned from the biennial NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference in Albury.

The conference celebrates the relationship and partnerships between Landcare and Local Land Services and provides an opportunity to extend knowledge to support our communities with their land management goals.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services representatives and community members representing Watershed, Central Tablelands, Lithgow Oberon, Little River, and Mid Lachlan Landcare groups joined the  Landcare Coordinators and all returned inspired about local efforts and projects

Central Tablelands Local Land Services Regional Landcare facilitator, Liz Davis, said the team are feeling invigorated after a week of networking and celebrating the achievements of Landcare across the State.

“We’ve come home inspired and ready to spur on the many home grown Landcare projects that are currently underway on the Central Tablelands, working with our fantastic local farmers and land managers,” she said.

Watershed Landcare’s ‘Nasty Nassella’ Serrated Tussock project is just one example of the great work that’s happening in our region.

Coordinated by Watershed Landcare coordinator, Claudia Wythes, the project is working with landholders to manage this drought resistant, highly invasive grass that is unpalatable to stock and native species, smothers other plant species, and is difficult and costly to control.

“The Nasty Nassella project is capturing and building on the knowledge of experienced landholders as well as supporting those who have had limited experience with serrated tussock,” Claudia said.

Other projects include EWE - Energetic Women in the Environment, the first workshop focused on financial literacy for rural women and featured female entrepreneurs working in the rural sector.

Central Tablelands Landcare has been focused on putting more paddock trees back into the landscape in the area around Orange and Bathurst.

Lithgow Oberon Landcare Coordinator Rechelle Fisher, is working to reinvigorate on-ground Landcare initiatives through The ‘Community Collaboration' initiative.

Mid Lachlan Landcare is currently promoting soil regeneration through their 'Growing the Grazing Revolution' program.

For more information about local Landcare groups and the exciting work being done through Landcare projects in our region contact Liz Davis on 0427 452 662.

Landcare Projects on the Central Tablelands are supported by Local Land Services with funding from NSW Catchment Action and the Australian Government's National Landcare Program in partnership with Landcare NSW.