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Mallee CMA eNewsletter - January 2016

Mallee CMA eNewsletter - January 2016

FARMERS, farm workers and other people in the Southern Mallee severely affected by the drought are taking up the chance for part-time work opportunities on environmental programs. Read more in the Mallee CMA eNewsletter

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Project proposals invited for Mallee Drought Employment Program

Project proposals invited for Mallee Drought Employment Program

The Mallee Drought Employment Program (DEP) is being managed by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) as part of the Victorian Government’s drought response package. Similar programs are also being offered by Wimmera and North Central CMAs to support farmers and agricultural workers and agribusinesses directly affected by ongoing dry conditions.

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Help shape drought support

Help shape drought support

The Victorian Government is inviting public feedback on how best to support drought affected communities.

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Native forage shrubs for low-rainfall areas

Native forage shrubs for low-rainfall areas

A booklet has been released on grazing native shrubs in the low rainfall Mallee, highlighting the key points for successful shrub-pasture system utilisation.

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Farm Talk - Top tips for stubble grazing

Farm Talk - Top tips for stubble grazing

Stubbles provide an important feed source for livestock over summer; however good management is needed to prevent soil erosion.

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Our gift to you!

Our gift to you!

Thank you to all the people, groups and organisations who have worked with the Mallee CMA throughout 2015. As a token of our appreciation, we have made three beautiful images of the local landscape available to download free of charge.

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Funding to protect endangered species on farms

Funding to protect endangered species on farms

Farmers in the Southern Mallee will receive funding to improve habitat for threatened and endangered species on 600 hectares of farmland in the region.

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Actions and Achievements Report 2014-15

Actions and Achievements Report 2014-15

The Victorian Catchment Management Authorities Actions and Achievements Report provides a standardised ‘output’ approach to reporting actions delivered annually by each of the ten Victorian Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs); through partnerships with government agencies, industry, land managers and the wider community.

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Have your say on Victoria’s Catchment Management framework

Have your say on Victoria’s Catchment Management framework

In late 2014, the Victorian Auditor General released a report which identified a number of issues restricting the effectiveness of Catchment Management Authorities. Since then, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Victoria’s 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMA’s) have been working together to address the issues. This work has included drafting the ‘Our Catchments, Our Communities’ strategy.

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Take a break and relax!

Take a break and relax!

Watch our new video featuring the beautiful and awe-inspiring Nyah-Vinifera landscape.

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Wetland wonderland in Nyah-Vinifera forests

Wetland wonderland in Nyah-Vinifera forests

Two important wetlands in the Nyah-Vinifera Park are teeming with life after environmental watering projects inundated some billabongs for only the fourth time in more than a decade.

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Birds are flooding back to Lake Powell following environmental watering at the site

Birds are flooding back to Lake Powell following environmental watering at the site

Seize the opportunity for a great day of birdwatching and join the Mallee Catchment Management Authority and Mildura BirdLife at Lake Powell on Saturday November 7.

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 Mallee CMA October eNewsletter

Mallee CMA October eNewsletter

Would you like to see how we are looking after our environment together? Take a look at the latest edition of the Mallee Catchment Management Authority eNewsletter

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Bushwalk showcases Merbein’s wetland wonders

Bushwalk showcases Merbein’s wetland wonders

THE remarkable regeneration occurring at two important wetlands near Merbein has sparked strong community interest, with locals turning out to inspect the benefits delivered through the restoration of more natural wetting and drying cycles.

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Watering win for fish and communities

Watering win for fish and communities

NATIVE fish are expected to be among the big winners when environmental water is delivered to Hattah Lakes.

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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INCENTIVES  FOR MALLEE FAMERS

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INCENTIVES FOR MALLEE FAMERS

MALLEE landholders will share in $105,000 of Australian Government funding to undertake important on-farm works, under the second round of the Mallee Dryland Sustainable Agriculture Incentives Program.

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Mallee CMA September eNewsletter

Mallee CMA September eNewsletter

The latest edition of the Mallee Catchment Management Authority eNewsletter is now available.

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Environmental water for Lakes Powell and Carpul

Environmental water for Lakes Powell and Carpul

Environmental water is being delivered to Lake Powell and Carpul to provide habitat and drought refuge for hundreds of waterbirds. This water will also support healthy floodplain vegetation, which is home to important species such as carpet python and bats.

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Grants to improve the local environment

Grants to improve the local environment

A total of $230,000 in Australian Government funding is available to community groups across the Mallee for on-ground environmental works.

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Farm incentives to protect Mallee threatened species

Farm incentives to protect Mallee threatened species

Southern Mallee farmers are being offered financial and practical help to improve habitat on their properties and protect local threatened and endangered species.

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