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    Ian Trow Tenterfield Fodder PointThe Northern Tablelands region was in severe drought before the bush fires and unfortunately the drought continues. The bush fires have fast-tracked the need for landholders to make very tough decisions.

    Image - Ian Trow from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services loading emergency fodder for bush fire affected farmers at the Emergency Fodder Collection Point at Tenterfield Showground.

    Zac Sara Monty sorting beetlesCould dung beetles save the world? The students from Armidale Waldorf School are on a mission to breed up winter active dung beetles and find out just what is so special about these humble insects!

    Image - Dr Zac Hemmings with Sara and Monty Schmude sorting beetles into their new homes, courtesy of Oliver Schmude.

    OConnor at S4PThe Armidale Regional Council chambers was an ideal backdrop for students from across the New England region to debate and explore the big questions around the health of our planet.  

    Image - Students from O'Connor Catholic College celebrate their accomplishments at Speaking for the Planet. 

    Dave Carr picThe Cool Country Koala Project found that the Northern Tablelands is home to many koalas, indeed areas such as Nowendoc, Delungra, Armidale, Black Mountain and Uralla have large populations.

    Image: A koala captured near Armidale for tagging and drelease. Image courtesy Dave Carr.

    Drought Feed CalculatorWith the unprecedented drought taking its toll across our region, it is more important than ever that we look to our friends, family and outside services for support.

    SPPC Winners OConnor Catholic College320Southern New England Landcare Congratulates two Armidale based schools on their success in the The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Schools Property Planning Competition.

    Environmental Trust COLOURSouthern New England Landcare experienced a proud moment this week when an email arrived from the NSW Environmental Trust, acknowledging the great track record we have with the Trust for developing and rolling out exceptional projects in the region. We thank the NSW Environmental Trust for this acknowledgement and have published the email here for all to see...

    DogCatSouthern New England Landcare has partnered with Creeklands Vet Clinic in Armidale to provide an opportunity for cat owners in areas of high urban biodiversity to recieve a subsidised de-sexing rate for the month of September 2019. Find out how you might be able to participate! Download the flier.

    Wilmot award

    We have great pleasure in congratulating Stuart Austin and Trisha Cowley from Wilmot Cattle Co. Ebor, in winning the Excellence in Landcare Farming Award at this year's NENW Regional Landcare Awards held in Narrabri.

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    Landholders in the Southern New England will soon have an opportunity to participate in four local forums designed to exchange ideas, knowledge and techniques that are more likely to succeed during challenging climatic conditions.

    MynasSquareHave you noticed Indian Mynas encroaching on your patch? Indian mynas have been spotted across the Southern New England, having increased their territory significantly in recent years. Find out how you can help reduce their numbers...

    Working Bee 9 10 2016 Remove privet 2016 10 09 008Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) achieved an outstanding milestone in July with the completion of their Centennial Avenue Rehabilitation project, where more than 500 volunteers 2320 hours to the eastern end of Dumaresq Creek in Armidale. 

    Image - Group members removing truck loads of Rubinia and Privet from the revegetation sites.

    Eucalyptus Prava Orange Gum320Native vegetation is a rich and fundamental element, vital for the health of our environment, sustaining wildlife and agriculture, as well as protecting soils, water and threatened species. Find out how a localised native plant database is proving invaluable to local landholders.

    Distribution of Bird Surveys 320pIn 2017 ornithologist Dr Andrew Huggett conducted surveys of bird communities in native vegetation in the Armidale to Uralla district as part of our NSW Environmental Trust 'Closing the Gap' project. Here's what he found.

    Image - SNELandcare member Helen Webb enjoys her copies of the survey reports, which contain many beautiful bird images.

    Prograze320Learning how to assess pastures, as well as understanding their quality and quantity, is key to managing profitable and sustainable grazing systems.

    ImageParticipants at a Prograze workshop at Yarrowitch

    MCP digital flyer4 320Armidale Urban Rivercare's Project "A complete turnabout in the creek" will be included in the public vote in our electorate under the My Community Grants scheme. If enough community members vote for it, the project stands to receive $150,000 in funding. Voting opens 15 July and closes 15 August. You can vote online at or at your local Service NSW Centre. For more information on how to vote, visit Fact sheet for voters.

    Regent Honeyeater Field Day320Southern New England Landcare is playing a significant role in national recovery efforts to protect the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.

    The five-year project, 'Turning the Tide on Threatened Species - Regent Honeyeater', is being delivered by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services in partnership with Landcare networks on the Northern Tablelands, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, to reverse the trend of events that has led to the potential extinction of the species.


    Southern New Englanders will soon have an opportunity to see first-hand how to balance higher production with good environmental outcomes on one of the highest altitude properties in the Malpas Catchment on 31 July.

    ‘Urandangie’ property owner, Bill Perrotet said, “Since finalising our property plan in 2008, and fencing off Urandangie Creek during the High Country Urban Biodiversity Project in 2010, we’ve been restoring riparian areas using techniques that help hydrate the whole farm.

    RHE Lucy Farrow HiRes320A new Regent Honeyeater Action Group has formed in our region and will meet for the second time on 24th July in Uralla to plan the next steps needed in our region to help save this critically endangered species. Download the flier here. Image courtesy of Lucy Farrow.

    Back Track boys tree planting LLNR320The first year of an exciting five-year project, Protecting Little Llangothlin Lagoon for Future Generations, has come to a close, with some highly beneficial and advantageous outcomes set to ensure the sustainability of the significant site.

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