Friday, January 18, 2013

New website for the LPLN

The Loddon Plains Landcare Network is proud to present the brand new LPLN website.

Please visit

The website will be the new home of the LPLN blog, meaning this blog will no longer be updated. The website also contains plenty of other information and resources about the network, including our brand new "Blueprint for Action".

If you would like to receive email updates from the network, you can subscribe by entering your email address on the right sidebar.

Happy browsing!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Issue LPLN News

The January issue of the LPLN News has been released!

The newsletter can be downloaded here.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Blueprint for Action

Happy New Year! The Loddon Plains Landcare Network has taken shipment of 250 copies of our "Blueprint for Action". The blueprint is the LPLN strategy document and outlines the network are, our focus, biodiversity elements and potential future projects through words, maps and photos.

The completion of the blueprint is a milestone for the LPLN and is a testament to the hard work of many people from the network, with the ongoing support of the Norman Wettenhall Foundation. Groups will receive copies of the blueprint over the next couple of months.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Seasons Greetings from the LPLN

Seasons Greetings from the LPLN! Group Christmas break ups and BBQs are on in earnest. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for the rest of 2012 (and the rest of harvest season). See you all in 2013.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mt Buckrabanyule - Opuntioid Cacti National Coordinator visit

The National Coordinator for Opuntioid Cacti, Shauna Potter visited Mt Buckrabanyule on Friday 16th November. Ms Potter is undertaking a tour of areas in Victoria to gather information on Wheel Cactus and other Opuntioid Cacti, and the works being undertaken to control these invasive weeds.
Along with representatives of the local Wychitella District Landcare Group, Parks Victoria, the North Central Catchment Management Authority and the Loddon Plains Landcare Network, the gathering enabled a broad ranging discussion on the Wheel Cactus infestation at Mt Buckrabanyule from a National through to local perspective.
The group visited some of the core infestations on the mountain and heard from locals as to some of the issues arising from the weed and it's control

The LPLN is developing a project proposal to help control the Wheel Cactus on the mountain, which is a main infestation and source in the district. The most effective treatment for Wheel Cactus control is stem and pad injection with glyphosate.

Photos (click to enlarge) by Anthony Gallacher: Core infestation of Wheel Cactus (top), locals and representatives (middle), a large Wheel Cactus specimen (bottom).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Issue LPLN News

The November issue of the LPLN News has been released!

The newsletter can be downloaded from the Loddon Plains Landcare Network gateway portal. Follow this link.

Northern Plains CMN joins the LPLN

The Northern Plains Conservation Management Network (NPCMN) is the newest group to become a member of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network.

The NPCMN works with communities, government agencies and non-government organisations within the regional landscape to protect, enhance and promote grassland and woodland ecosystems. This is done through recognising and supporting a workable balance between biodiversity conservation and sustainable farming. The network administers and promotes the implementation of land management techniques such as pest plant and animal control, fencing and revegetation with the aim of increasing habitat quality and extent.

The NPCMN focal ecological communities are the nationally critically endangered Natural Grasslands of the Murray Valley Plains and the nationally endangered Buloke Woodland of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions.
"We are very much looking forward to forging a strong and inspired partnership with the LPLN into the future to help secure and manage our remaining native flora and fauna." Beau Kent, NPCMN Facilitator.