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Biteback News

06 December 2022

The Biteback news details ground and aerial baiting efforts and baiting services to control wild dogs in the SA Arid Lands.

Landscape Levy equalisation

06 December 2022

The way the Landscape Levy is charged across local government areas in the SA Arid Lands is changing – but the services you currently receive from your Landscape Board will continue. There are no changes to out-of-council areas. The SA Arid Lands Landscape Board has introduced a landscape levy equalisation process to ensure there is a consistent levy basis across council areas in the region.

Wicking bed workshops

06 December 2022

Residents of Andamooka, Coober Pedy and Iron Knob are far wiser about the use of wicking beds, worms, soil testing and composting following gardening workshops by David deVries.

Check before working on dams or waterways

06 December 2022

After all the recent rain, you may have noticed changes in different systems, maybe a flourish of green vegetation, the sounds of frogs or even the movement of fish. Regionally our waterways require these flows to maintain connectivity and ensure waterholes persist or lakes are filled.

Stickybeak at Secret Rocks

06 December 2022

Established exclusion zones to protect native plants and threatened animal species were on show at a Stickybeak Day at Secret Rocks in October. Twenty visitors took the opportunity provided by the Gawler Ranges Landscape Group to see the benefits offered by the exclusion zones at the conservation property and how the property ensures the safety of reintroduced species.

Five projects share in $130,000 in grants

06 December 2022

Five projects have shared in more than $130,000 in the third round of Building Pastoral Sustainability Grants. Grant opportunities were doubled in the third round to allow pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies to better adapt to varying climates and markets and improve the sustainability of their businesses. It allowed for properties involved in the first two stages of the Property Management Planning Program to apply for works to complete projects identified as part of the property mapping process.

Widespread rain has left a green landscape

06 December 2022

Above average rainfalls and lower than regular temperatures has the region looking anything but arid. Far from the heavy rains that caused flooding and widespread damage in January this year, these events left smiles on the faces of many a pastoralist – and maybe the need for a few fence and road repairs. There’s not been an area of the region that has missed out this year.

Soils the focus for ladies day at Narcoona

05 December 2022

Soil texture, permeability, pH and salinity were discussed at a Soils Ladies Day at Stirling North and pastoral country north of Port Augusta in September. The ladies heard from soil specialist Geoff Kew, environmental consultant Janet Walton and Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Andrea Tschirner.

Feral pigs targetted in aerial control

05 December 2022

An aerial control program undertaken in the State’s far north in November has removed more than 500 feral animals from properties in the Channel Country. Six properties were involved in the control program which was a follow up to operations in December 2021 that controlled more than 700 feral animals in the area. The aerial control program was supported by skilled marksmen from the Department for Environment and Water.

Science at work in the southern Rangelands

05 December 2022

Pastoralists are trialling methods in rangeland monitoring and will connect with pastoralists across Australia in similar trials as part of a new program in the SA Arid Lands. Land managers at Billa Kalina, Buckleboo, Mergenia, Mt Lyndhurst, Pine Grove and Wintinna will trial the effectiveness of different remote sensing technologies and tools to map and monitor ground cover and pasture growth.