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...

Changes to Aboriginal Relics Act

Update: Aboriginal Heritage Property search tool is now live.  Legislation 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...

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...

Why Vicki gets her hands dirty

There 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...

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? A bio control is a way of controlling unwanted weeds and pests that relies on biological methods like predation, parasitism, or other...

Tramway Hill Landcare Group Working Bee Report

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

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...

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

  When 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...

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...