North East NRM Enews 25th March 2011

What’s with our Weather?

(Bright Visitor Information Centre 109 Gavan Street Bright, from Mar 30, 2011 07:30 PM to Mar 30, 2011 10:00 PM)

Discussing the weather is always a popular topic for farmers. Everyone has their own thoughts about the weather, especially as to whether or not our climate is really changing.

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What’s up with our Weather?

(Auldstone Cellars, 298 Booth Road, Taminick, from Mar 31, 2011 06:30 PM to Mar 31, 2011 09:30 PM)

Warby Range Landcare Group & Victorian Farmers Federation have joined forces to bring you up-to-date information on sustainable agriculture in these times of variable climate.

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Managing pastures for climate change

Click on the links below if you are interested in finding out more.

Soil carbon and farming in the future, Moyhu, April 1st

Working Bee – Indigenous Garden – Bright

(Community Indigenous Garden Railway Avenue Bright, from Apr 02, 2011 09:30 AM to Apr 02, 2011 01:30 PM)

A working bee and BBQ for all at the Bright Community Indigenous garden to prepare for the pathways to be installed, for the final section plantings and general weeding.

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Baranduda Landcare Nestbox Monitoring 1

(Jamison Drive Reserver Baranduda, from Apr 09, 2011 01:00 PM to Apr 09, 2011 04:00 PM)

Inspection of and recording information about nest boxes installed by Baranduda Landcare

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Farm Forestry & Firewood Expo

(455 Millwood Road, Huntly, from Apr 08, 2011 09:00 AM to Apr 08, 2011 04:30 PM)

Northern United Forestry Group is hosting the Farm Forestry and Firewood Machinery Expo, at Huntly. Expo includes farm scale equipment demonstrations, growing and marketing firewood seminars, and Bioenergy workshop with USA guest forester.

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Soil Biology Forum – Bugs in the system

(Latrobe University, Wodonga, from Jun 08, 2011 09:00 AM to Jun 10, 2011 05:00 PM)

This 2011 forum is all about soil biology and sustainability. Please note registrations are essential for the forum.

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Review of Caring for Our Country

Have your Say! The review of the Caring for our Country initiative has commenced. The review will look at the effectiveness of the program, achievements to date and will explore options for natural resource management delivery in the future.

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Community Comment Sought for Draft Upper Ovens Water Management Plan

The Upper Ovens River Water Supply Protection Area (WSPA) Consultative Committee is seeking community comment on its ground breaking Water Management Plan (WMP). The draft plan proposes management arrangements for groundwater and surface water licences in the Upper Ovens River WSPA and is the first to incorporate both types of water resources in the same plan.

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Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act – SAC recommendations

These nominations for listing under the Victorian FFG Act are all directly pertinent to the North East and include:

  • Granite Foothills Spring Wetland (EVC – Spring-soak Woodland-Herbland)
  • Feral Horses, as a potentially threatening process (PTP)
  • Noisy Miners, PTP

The public submission period for these recommendations closes on Friday 22 April.

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