Wollombi weeds, wildlife and conservation

Wollombi Landcare Field Day brings the community together to share and learn

Wollombi weeds, wildlife and conservation

Wollombi Landcare Field Day brings the community together to share and learn

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The issue

Wollombi Landcare is an active group and hosts workshops on topics of interest when they can.  With support of Hunter Region Landcare Network, the group wanted to sieze the opportunity the bring together the broader community and present a host of interesting topics relevant to conservation in the inaugaral field day.  

The solution

Several stakeholders came together to present expertise in each topic area.

Indigenous Plants for Health discussed the use of native plants for food, medicine, topical and aromatic use, bush teas and prickly pear tastings.

Biodiversity Conservation Trust presented conservation options for private landholders- program funding and agreements explained.

HRLN presented the Wildlife discovery camera project for members of Landcare to detect the species using their land.

Biological weed control options for local weeds was presented by HRLN along with on-the-spot weed id.

Wollombi Landcare's mange control program was demonstrated and encouraged new involvement.

Lastly, a native planting demonstration at Wollombi Brooke completed the day.

The impact

There was an overwhelming reponse to the field day with over 50 people attending the day.  Connections were made between Landcarers and the Biodiversity Conservation Trust.  Landholders are more informed about the native vegetation and weeds on their properties and the importance of controlling mange in the local wombat population.  Several people registered to borrow wildlife cameras to identify the native fauna on their sites.  

Key facts

  • Community is interested in local biodoversity.
  • Over 50 people attended the field day.
  • This field day concept will be run in other parts of the Hunter.

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