Junee Area Landcare Network

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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 :


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. 
THE ISSUES
  • 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 

Activity Description Major Outputs
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.

Composting Information 

Composting is a great way to recycle your green waste from inside your house and around your yard. The finished product makes a great fertilizer for the garden and can be used as mulch and potting mix.

Council’s ‘Handy Household Hints’ brochure is full of good tips on how to:

  • Compost Correctly and
  • Shop Smart to Reduce Rubbish 

Wood Heaters 

When winter roles around and the temperature drops outside, we reach for another blanket and light our wood fires, and the air outside becomes mysteriously hazy.
Smoke from wood heaters is a major cause of air pollution. Not only is a smoking fire wasting your money, but the air pollution it causes can also affect our health. If you can see or smell smoke then you are causing a problem for yourself, your family and your neighbours.

When winter roles around and the temperature drops outside, we reach for another blanket and light our wood fires, and the air outside becomes mysteriously hazy.

Smoke from wood heaters is a major cause of air pollution. Not only is a smoking fire wasting your money, but the air pollution it causes can also affect our health. If you can see or smell smoke then you are causing a problem for yourself, your family and your neighbors.