UPCOMING WEBINAR AND FIELD DAY

Managing erosion for multiple benefits

How can we manage erosion in response to the impacts of the recent drought, bushfires and storms? Join our free webinar on the 27th of May at 10.30am as we answer this question with erosion expert Lori Gould and animal health expert Kyeelee Driver.  You can register further below.

The webinar will be followed by a ‘Managing erosion for multiple benefits’ field day on the 5th of June at a property in the ACT.  Lori, Kyeelee and Christine Allen will spend two hours with you looking at erosion restoration projects and answering your questions about all things erosion, increasing biodiversity and animal health.  Registration for the field day is essential as numbers are limited due to Covid-19 regulations.

Guest Speakers

Lori Gould
Program Manager
Rivers of Carbon

Kyeelee Driver
Animal Biosecurity and Health,
ACT Government

Christine Allen
Program Specialist
Greening Australia

This webinar and field day will discuss types of erosion, with a particular focus on post-fire erosion issues and problems.  Left untreated, erosion results in loss of land, poor water quality and impacts on animal health.  Lori and Kyeelee will talk about the impacts erosion can have on productivity of both land and animals, as well as offering some suggestions about how best to manage different types of erosion on your place.  At the field day Lori and Kyeelee will be joined by Christine who will provide insights into how revegetation can be used to address erosion and achieve multiple benefits on farm.

Gully erosion
Photo: Antia Brademann

Restoration of gully underway.
Photo credit: Lori Gould

Webinar

When: Thursday 27th May, 10.30am-11.30am

Join Lori and Kyeelee in a discussion on how to manage erosion to improve productivity, river and animal health on your place, as well as the biodiversity benefits from controlling erosion on your place.  Practical examples will be provided of how you can manage erosion, and Lori and Kyeelee will have plenty of time to answer your questions.  This webinar will use the Zoom platform.

We recommend that even if you cannot make the webinar, registration will enable us to send you a link to the recorded presentation to watch in your own time.

Register Here

Field Day

When: Saturday 5th June, 10.30am-12.30pm

Over two hours on the 5th of June we will discuss different types of farm erosion and cost effective remediation options; how fencing and revegetating helps stabilise erosion and improve water quality; and the knock-on benefits of this work to stock health, farm biodiversity, landscape connectivity and farm profitability. The field day will also include a session on the importance of maintaining healthy stock water and signs of stock diseases to watch out for due to poor water quality. We will be focusing on how managing erosion can gain multiple benefits like increasing native biodiversity (birds, bees, smalll mammals, reptiles) providing opportunities for strategic grazing and improving stock welfare through shade, shelter and improved water quality.

Lori and Kyeelee  will be joined by Christine  to discuss issues and offer advice about how to remediate erosoin problems. Led by these experts and informed by the property landowners who have undertaken the works, we will learn how to identify active erosion and look at practical control options. We will also discuss the importance of revegetation including the selection of plant species, site preparation and fencing options for maximum outcomes.

ACT Government Covid-19 social distancing and hygiene protocols will be followed to ensure the safety and well being of all participants. Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell. Numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions so please register here.

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For more information

Any queries about either event please get in touch with Jenilee Delandre, ACT Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator on 0407 321 784 or email Jenilee.DeLandre@act.gov.au

These events are supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.