Junee Area Landcare Network
The Junee Area Landcare Network (JALN) is an incorporated network of Landcare Groups in the Junee region. The network area covers the Junee Shire and a small part of the Coolamon Shire.
The Network includes :
- Wantiool Landcare (Stuart Kanaley, Ph: 6924 2400, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Coffin Rock Landcare (Maria Turner, Ph: 6927 4351, email@example.com)
- Harefield Landcare (David Lamont, Ph: 6924 6434, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Merrybidinyah Landcare (Andrew Pickette, Ph: 69434235)
- Dudauman / Frampton Landcare (Carolyn Woods, Ph: 6942 4977, email@example.com)
- Muttama Valley Landcare (Carolyn Woods, Ph: 6942 4977, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Junee Urban Area (Colin Kanaley, Ph: 6924 1832, email@example.com)
- Junee Reefs Landcare (Leigh Drum, Ph: 6924 7236, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Winchendonvale Landcare
- Wantabadgery Landcare (Chris Wilson, Ph: 6928 4686, email@example.com)
- Downside Landcare (Patrick Condell, Ph: 6922 9215. firstname.lastname@example.org)
The aims and objectives of the Network are:
- To address issues which affect on farm and wider catchment environmental sustainability.
- To coordinate local natural resource management activities through effective project management.
- To educate the community on best practice farming and inspire the community by providing information on wildlife and improving biodiversity.
- Reverse tree decline
- Tackle dryland salinity-Lowering water table, Perennial pasture establishment
- Address soil acidity
- Control soil erosion
- Public environmental education (Night seminars on wildllife etc.)
- On farm sustainability- Best practice grazing and cropping
- Improve biodiversity (Provide wildlife corridors, fox baiting, conservation and extension of existing remnant vegetation, direct seeding, adding understorey to existing tree plots, nest boxes to overcome a lack of established trees).
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you are not currently a member of a landcare group, you can still be a member of the Landcare Network and receive information on available funding and possible projects in your area. If you are interested in forming a new group talk to Miriam Crane as this is a possibility that we welcome.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE
|Downside||Extension of corridor vegetation.||Controlling water table; 4 hectare recharge; 8 hectare native vegetation.|
|Houlaghans Valley Recharge||Revegetation of saline recharge and discharge sites.||6 hectare forestry on water logged areas; 5.1 hectare saline recharge under native vegetation.|
|Green Corridor and Dryland Salinity Abatement||Corridor planting taking in recharge areas.||10000 trees; 191 hectare perennial pasture and 2 hectare erosion sites.|
|Greenfleet Projects||Community and scout group planting days on 4 local properties.||25000 trees; 2 schools involved|
|Lower Butlers Creek Saline Water Management||Earthworks and tree planting to solve saline drainage problem.||Earthworks; 8 km fencing; 1500 trees; Lucerne.|
|Speaker on Biodiversity Conservation Study from ANU||Speaker on the effect of plantings on biodiversity in the landscape||Community education and awareness raising.|
|Winchendonvale Revegetation and Perennial Pasture Establishment||Planting trees and perennial pastures.||Fencing and revegetate remnant 22ha; 1500 trees; 282ha of perennial pasture on recharge; 4kms fencing.|
|Landcare Exhibit at Junee Show||Display on local landcare activities and biodiversity/farming information.||Community education and awareness raising.|
|Strategic Fox Baiting||Program of fox-baiting across Shire.||Control of foxes as predators to native wildlife.|
|Rocky Hill Management||Fencing and planting on remnant.||1ha 800 trees recharge planting.|
|Bethungra Common Planting||Fencing and planting on partially water logged site.||3ha and 2100 trees.|
|Junee Urban Wetland||Upgrade of wetalnd facilities and infastructure; earthworks.||Boardwalk built; interpretive gazebo underway.|
|JALN Newsletter||Quarterly newsletter||Sent to about 100 landholders.|
|Junee Land and Water Plan||Plan to assist Council and landcare groups in land management.||Draft under completion.|