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Riparian restoration field day for rural landholders

Participants getting the dirt at a previous Rural Landholder Initiative field day

Rural landholders looking to improve biodiversity and productivity on their properties are invited to register for Lismore City Council’s next Rural Landholder Initiative field day at The Channon on Friday, 24 May 2019.

Previous field days have proved to be extremely popular as they provide expert advice and practical assistance in planning a restoration project. The Channon field day will look at restoring rainforest habitat along two dynamic and challenging creek bank sites.

Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative Project Coordinator Kate Steel said landholders are encouraged to come prepared to seek specific advice for their own property plan or restoration project.

“As well as being a great opportunity to network and share experiences with other landholders, these field days provide access to experts with a wealth of knowledge who are able to offer their expertise and practical solutions for a range of regeneration project,” she said.

A minimal chemical injection method for camphor will be demonstrated and discussions of best-practice and low-chemical weed control will be highlighted. The final session of the day will allow landholders to speak individually with a range of natural resource management experts and mentors to identify priorities and limitations on your property.

Topics covered are likely to include:

  • Best-practice weed and low chemical control options.
  • Erosion management and stabilisation.
  • Waterways and wetlands management.
  • Farm forestry opportunities.
  • Improving fish habitat.
  • Restoration and regeneration options.
  • Monitoring and documentation.
  • Costing and resourcing projects.
  • Additional funding, benefits and partnerships.

The Channon field day is free and runs from 9.30am to 3pm with lunch provided. Places are limited and filling fast. To book your place phone 1300 87 83 87.

Source: Lismore City Council

Image: Participants getting the dirt at a previous Rural Landholder Initiative field day.

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