Landholders and farmers know that caring for land matters, and Junee landholders invite you to join them in looking after “our patch” to restore and regenerate native habitat, while at the same time balance production and profitability needs.
BUILDING ON PAST SUCCESSES: Local landholders in our region have championed Landcare over many years working to improve the productivity of agriculture through increasing the adoption of sustainable practices. They have been aiming to protect and enhance the productivity of their landscapes, while improving yields and boosting the income on their farms, through participating in initiatives such as the six-year Cross Property Planning.
But there is still more to do.
MORE THAN JUST PRETTY TREES: The Shelter Belt Project: In the Junee area, agriculture is our single largest industry representing over 13 per cent of our GRP. As the scale of cropping operations in the region increases so does the extent and connectivity of remaining vegetation decrease – and this has sparked interest in further on-ground works to establish shelter belts and improve vegetation connectivity.
An exciting new Landcare project will kick off in August to link and extend fragmented remnant vegetation across property boundaries, creating livestock shelter belts and rehabilitating critical habitat and connection for endangered species on our local farms.
SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, September 9 join locals for a walk through an established shelter belt and find out about the long-term benefits of enhanced productivity and reduced stock losses which come with shelterbelts. A barbecue lunch will be provided. All welcome.
Register your interest to stay in touch with Landcare and to find out more about the shelter belt project by contacting Annie Jacobs on 0429 458 717 or with the June Area Landcare Group - Maria Turner - 0498 130 764.