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Thought you may be interested in this article in the latest supplement of the Western District Farmer. Good to see that there is funding via various market based tender projects to assist in the management of native grasslands. Western District Farmer February 2013
David Franklin is a farmer, a nursery man and a self-taught mechanical engineer. He’s worked with sheep, crops and has seen the trends of Landcare come and go. Bringing together 30 years of observation, practice and know-how, he has turned his attention to native grassland restoration, with impressive success. In partnership with the Grassy Groundcover Grassland Restoration Project, David has assisted in developing new techniques for native grass production and grassland restoration.
READ HIS CASE STUDY HERE. CS_Franklin_2010.
*Hear David share his story and ideas at the Lismore Native Pasture Workshop Wednesday Oct 6th, see Events calender for further details…
The Beazleys purchased their 650 acre
farm near Lismore on the Victorian
Volcanic Plains about the same time
that Landcare began to gain serious
momentum twenty years ago. In the
early stages, tree planting and
diversification with agro forestry were
the key messages, and the Beasley
family keenly participated.
About ten years ago, the Landcare
community started to talk about
native grasslands. These hardy grasses
and rare wildflowers have value for
land health as well as biodiversity.
Read the Beazley’s story of retaining native grasslands
for financial reward through Ecosystem Service payments.
Read more here CS_Beazley_2010
To assist land managers share their invaluable and often, hard-won understanding of managing native grasslands the VVP CMN have put together a series of case studies, stories direct from the landmanager about their experiences.
Each week a new case study will be posted to the website and sent to subscribers as a news item.
Its a great reason to subscribe to the VVP CMN (free) and to share this info with your friends, local school, and any other organisation or landcare group interested in sustainably managing land and conserving biodiversity esp. on the Volcanioc Plain.
We want to thank the landholders that have participated in the Case Studies project. Their time and passion inspire us and we want to share that inspiration with the wider community. Your feedback is encouraged either via the comments page or directly by giving us a call, 0458965252
If you have a case study to share do not hesitate to call us and we will asssit you to tell your story. Otherwise simply upload the story yourself through the UPLOAD button the website.
New Opportunities for Old Irrigation Land
Dennis Carmichael and Glenice Ficken own and manage a Merino sheep and cropping farm west of Kerang. Faced with the reality of reduced irrigation water allocations and dry years, the “Fairley Downs” managers are considering all options when it comes to pasture production, including a growing interest in native pastures.
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“The Girai Wurrung (translation = Blood Lip) language-culture group included 21 clans occupying estates east of the Hopkins River and it’s Salt Creek tributary, west of Mount Emu Creek, the Heytesbury region and the coast between the mouth of the Hopkins and the Gellibrand River at the western edge of the Otway Ranges. The former Framlingham mission and current Framlingham community are on the estate of the Gilidmurar gundidj clan.”
Read the full article: Girai Wurrung – Our Precious Heritage (CCMA)
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