Free event for landholders on property planning

Monday, 04 June

Free landholder field days are coming up in July and September as part of Lismore City Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative.

The Rural Landholder Initiative is a major project under the Biodiversity Management Strategy that aims to help farmers, graziers, orchardists and lifestyle landholders to improve biodiversity and farm health through a series of informative free field days and forums.

Field days cover a diverse range of topics relevant to grazing, horticulture and lifestyle properties. They provide landholders with an opportunity to find out about best-practice techniques and technology as well as ask questions and get free advice from experienced land managers and presenters.

The upcoming field days are free and lunch is included.


Planning your Restoration Project Field Day

Friday, 13 July, 9am-2pm, Booerie Creek

Preparing a property plan is an important process for successfully managing your property, enabling you to identify management issues and prioritise work effort.

This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to prepare a property plan to achieve short and long-term goals. Using the host property as a case study, experts from a range of organisations will discuss how a planned approach can support sustainable projects, whether primary production, cultural or biodiversity focused. Topics include:

•             Weeds and feral animals
•             Subtropical farm forestry
•             Erosion management and stabilisation
•             Grazing management
•             Waterways and wetlands
•             Restoration and regeneration
•             Monitoring and documentation
•             Costing and resourcing projects
•             Landcare, funding and partnerships

Rainforest Restoration Field Day

Saturday, 15 September, 9.30am-2pm, Rosebank

This rainforest restoration and revegetation event will showcase low-cost strategic approaches to restore rainforest along habitat corridors. The host property has areas of remnant rainforest which have been restored over the past 20 years and the owner will take us on a guided walk to see the results.

Professional bush regenerator Darren Bailey from Bailey Environmental will guide a walk and demonstrate camphor and other weed control techniques.

Wendy Neilan, Council’s Ecologist, will talk about the ecological role of camphor forests in the broader landscape, their value to rainforest fauna, and their role in restoring Big Scrub rainforest.

Dr Kevin Glencross, Southern Cross University, will provide a tour of farm forestry plantations on the host property, and discuss the economics and management of this land use for private landholders.
There will also be a display of wildlife nest boxes and an installation demonstration.

This is a great opportunity for newcomers to the Rosebank, Dorroughby and Repentance Creek areas to network with natural resources management experts and local landholders.


To RSVP for these events, please phone 1300 87 83 87.

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