COOPERATIVE BOUNDARY MANAGEMENT PILOT PROJECT

Four landholders, who have engaged in the North East Blackberry Action Group (NEBAG) program for several years and adjoin an 80-acre patch of forest at Walwa, are involved in a cooperative public land management pilot program. Read about the project in the latest issue of the...

TACKLING BLACKBERRY – Six Successful & Compelling Case Studies

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce (VBT) is committed to working with communities and partner agencies to reduce the growth and spread of blackberry in Victoria. The objectives of the Victorian Blackberry Strategy are very clear and identify education, collaboration and innovation as the basis for achieving...

Case Study: How a farmer used goats to control blackberry

By Alistair Stevenson, LaTrobe University About a decade ago, the present landholders moved to their current property in the Upper Murray region. Their property was once part of a large sheep operation. When they purchased it, there were masses of blackberry infestations in the forested country...

Non Chemical Control Demonstration Site

The non-chemical demonstration site is located in North East Victoria, near the township of Towong. The property is a certified organic dairy farm. The blackberry demonstration site is irrigated and located on a check bank running north- south and the infestation is approximately 30 cm...

Increasing access to Landcare community accounts

One of the most important but least understood parts of a Landcare community meeting is the Treasurer's report, this is often because the financial report is presented as a statement of receipts and payments, accounts for payment and current bank balances. Most people see this...