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Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) is a partnership of thirteen organisations and numerous businesses, landowners and individuals (associate members) working with landholders in South East NSW (K2C region) to conserve and recover our grasslands, woodlands, riparian and wetland areas, small bush birds, arboreal mammals and treasured forest communities and species.

Land for Wildlife - Free property assessments

Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) have recently been successful in receiving funding to conduct ‘Land for Wildlife’ (LFW) assessments in the K2C and Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Regions.


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Woodland Flora

FOG highly recommends Woodland Flora, a Field Guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW and ACT), published in 2015.  It is an easy to use field guide for woodland ecosystems by Sarah Sharp, Rainer Rehwinkel, Dave Mallinson and David Eddy. It covers 440 species found in woodlands in the Southern Tablelands. Many of these species also occur in other habitats and in other regions and states. Every page has descriptions and one or more photos to help identify each of the species. This is a companion book to Grassland Flora.


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Jewels in the Landscape - New Publication

Dear All

I’m sure that Jacqui Stol has reached out to you all, but just in case, please promote the availability of “Jewels in the Landscape” to your stakeholders.  (FYI I have made hardcopies available to the Yass and Bowning/Bookham Landcare Groups)

It will be a good resource for anyone (landowners, landcare groups, Green Army supervisors & trainees, students) working in Box-Gum Grassy Woodland landscapes.

https://publications.csiro.au/rpr/pub?pid=csiro:EP154278

Kym Nixon | Natural Resource & Sustainability Officer | Yass Valley Council
PH: +61 (0)2 6226 9207 
E: kym.nixon@yass.nsw.gov.au  | W: http://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au


Weed Alert: Coolatai Grass

Report all sightings of Coolatai grass. It is a threat to the region's biodiversity.

Coolatai grass is an invasive drought, fire and herbicide tolerant tussock forming perennial grass.

It has become a major invasive species in northern New South Wales (NSW) and southern Queensland, dominating pastures over a range of soil types and conditions. An infestation has been discovered just south of the ACT.


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Public Comment open for Australian Pest Animal Strategy and the Australian Weeds Strategy

The Australian Pest Animal Strategy and the Australian Weeds Strategy are vital to Australia’s biosecurity system. The strategies are almost ten years old, and are being revised by the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee to improve consistency with new biosecurity policies; to set national goals and priorities to ensure a consistent approach to the management of pest animals and weeds. The revised drafts are open for public consultation from 5 September to 14 October 2016. Submissions received during this process will be considered when finalising the strategy, due for release in 2017.


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Seeking applications for Round 3 - ACT Rural Grants 2016/2017

ACT NRM, ACT Environment and Planning Directorate, is seeking grant applications from ACT rural landholders to undertake sustainable farming activities as part of the third round of the ACT Rural Grants Project.

Applications close on 27 October 2016.

The ACT Rural Grants project is supported by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Up to $150,000 will be available in Round 3 in 2016/17 and will support:


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African Love Grass

African Love Grass factsheet African love grass is a significant weed. It has spread rapidly and has the potential to invade the whole of south eastern Australia.

A factsheet prepared for the agricultural industry using 3D weed principles: Deliberation, Diversity and Diligence.

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