Soil PET Project – Farmer Case Study

Soils PET (People, Education, Technology) Pilot Project

Expressions of Interest Now Open

The Soils PET Pilot Project is an innovative pilot to test mechanisms of engagement and information transfer. The project utilises on-ground connectivity of Landcare networks to stimulate change in the management of landscapes in Central West NSW.

Corridor Connectivity Across the Little River Catchment

Many landholders residing in the catchment have established habitat corridors on their properties through the fencing off of remnant vegetation from grazing, restoration of riparian zones or planting of paddock trees.

Containment Feeding as Natural Capital

To enhance landscape resilience across the catchment, LR, with funding support from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Smart Farms, Small Grants), developed a project focusing on Containment Feeding (CF) as a means of Natural Capital during drought.

Sustaining Science; School Education Program

Funded in partnership with local Council (Cabonne Shire), the Sustaining Science, School Engagement Program involves tailored incursions focused on Natural Resource Management to Pre-school, Primary School and High School aged students.

Signposts; Building our Community of Practice (COP)

LR hold quarterly Signposts events where members are invited to engage in joint activities and discussions around sustainable agriculture i.e. share techniques, experiences and/ or resources.

Hope Through Habitat

The Hope through Habitat project is a partnership project between LR and the Cumnock Men’s Shed. The project seeks to conserve, protect and restore local habitat to prevent loss of biodiversity.

Quick Posts; Motivation Through Media

LR Quickposts are educational articles posted in the Yeoval Satellite and Cumnock Review each month. Each article focuses on a Natural Resource Management topic such as waste management, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, water etc.

Closing the Loop at UPA

LR was engaged by the Yeoval UPA Aged Care Services in October 2020, to support their efforts in natural resource management within the centre. The centre managed waste reduction through the Council owned co-mingled recycling service and wished to incorporate organics recycling into daily waste minimisation practices.

Energetic Women in the Environment (EWE)

The EWE project aims to facilitate communication and assist with increasing resilience within the LR catchment by bringing together women from across the LRLG district. Topics vary from gardening to business management with specialist knowledge available through guest speaker support.