PCYC lends a hand to Castle Forbes Bay Landcare Group

The Castle Forbes Bay Landcare Group received a boost last month getting some much needed track work done. Members of the Huon Valley Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC) added some muscle to building a portion of the Yellow Foot Walking Trail in Castle Forbes Bay.

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Changes to Aboriginal Relics Act

preminghana2_jpg.jpgLegislation working its way through the Tasmanian parliament will change the way Aboriginal heritage in Tasmania is protected.

These changes may affect Landcarers, so read on for more information.


Opportunity to be part of our new Board

Landcare Tasmania is modernising its management structure, with a move towards a skills-based Board for management and a Members Council for representing the interests of the thousands of Landcarers across Tasmania.

Expressions of interest are now being sought for appointment to the Board.  Read on to find out if this is role for you.

 


Tips for fencing remnant bush

What is a remnant bush? It’s  a patch of native forest, shrubland or grassland that retains much of its original structure and types of plants. Unrestricted stock access can impact on these patches and fencing may be necessary, so here are a couple of quick tips to think about:

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Why Vicki gets her hands dirty

Vicki_Campbell.jpgThere was a time when Prospect Vale, near Launceston, was a rural suburb surrounded by bush. My brother and I roamed freely with the neighbourhood kids, building cubbies in the bush and collecting tadpoles from ponds. On trips to the family shack at Coles Bay we’d spend hours on the beach, collecting shells and peering deep into rock pools. We’d wander the bush, turning over rocks to find fat centipedes, exploring with wonder and a sense of adventure.

 


Eradicating Montpelier Broom with a Psyllid

I’ve heard there is a bio control for Montpelier Broom…what is it and what is a bio control?

CapeBroomPsyllid_ArytinnisHakani_PeterCrispSARDI.jpgA bio control is a way of controlling unwanted weeds and pests that relies on biological methods like predation, parasitism, or other natural mechanisms instead of chemical or physical methods of getting rid of the weeds.

In the case of Montpelier Broom or Cape Broom, a tiny psyllid (looks like a tiny fly) 


Tramway Hill Landcare Group Working Bee Report

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Attendees 

Volunteers present for working bee: Roz Thurn, Marie Giblin, Peter Hughes, Angela Brinkhoff, Morris Worsley, Tony Conlan

Total man-hours worked - this working bee: 14 Total man-hours between working bees: 6  


Spring Gorse Tips

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Spring is here and so are some problematic weeds. The following tips are from Landcarers on how they manage gorse. Gorse is in flower so it’s a good time to survey and control in bushland areas because it’s so easy to spot. Gorse management varies greatly, depending on how much and where it occurs, but 3 steps are common to all cases: 

Step 1. Plan
Step 2. Choose a technique
Step 3. Follow up


Why get your hands dirty in the first place...Pete explains

 

188789_191501514222849_7142730_n.jpgWhen I was a kid growing up in NSW we used to catch yabbies in the creek that was part of this beautiful bit of bush at the end of our street. When I got to high school the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere was built just upstream; the development and pollution of this shopping centre changed the creek I knew and loved. 


Landcare Tasmania 2016 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Landcare Tasmania will be held on Friday 9 September in Hobart, and is also an opportunity for members to become more involved in building community Landcare in Tasmania.  The AGM will receive the financial and other reports of the 2015-2016 financial year, and also elect a new General Committee for the following 12 months.