A record number of feral pigs were culled in the Far North Channel Country through an aerial operation funded through the Coongie Wetland Wonders project, and delivered by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board. It’s the largest number of pigs the board has controlled, and has highlighted the scale of the problem across some areas of the region.
It was a case of third-time lucky when the inaugural SA Arid Lands Pastoral Field Day was held on 2-3 December. Twice postponed due to COVID, the event attracted more than 300 people from across the region, keen to hear about pastoral related topics.
The South Australian Arid Lands Landscape Board will host its inaugural region-wide Pastoral Field day 2021 in Port Augusta on Thursday 2 December and Friday 3 December.
The event, which was twice cancelled in 2020 due to COVID, will focus on Innovation, Adaptation and Diversification as it relates to the pastoral zone.
A partnership between the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board and the Port Augusta City Council will see a tiny insect bred to tackle opuntia (cactus) infestations around Port Augusta and the surrounding SA Arid Lands region.
Tackling weeds at Iron Knob, monitoring Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby populations with the Yappala Indigenous rangers and development of two different native plant guides were among projects funded by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board in its latest Grassroots Grants round.