HLN's Current & Recent Projects

Soil acidity affects >50% of intensively used agricultural land in NSW and approximately 23% in Victoria, and is especially prevalent in the higher rainfall areas in our region. If we do not address acid soils now, further acidification will threaten future agricultural production … [view full article]

The Adaptive Farming Systems project funded by the Australian Government National Landcare Program provided a great opportunity for farmers to reflect on their management strategies for their production system … [view full article]

Starting on New Year’s Eve 2019, the Dunn’s Road and Green Valley fires burned 600 000 hectares across the Upper Murray and South West Slopes of NSW, and NE Victoria. Mountain Landcare, supported by HLN’s Local Landcare Facilitator for the region, has been … [view full article]

The Community Impacts Grant is designed to support community members and not-for-profit organisations in remote, rural and regional Australia to drive local action that helps prepare for drought.  It is part of the Australian Government’s commitment through the Future Drought Fund to support … [view full article]

Back in 2020, Holbrook Landcare Network recognized that the model that has traditionally underpinned Landcare and environmental work on farm was changing – shifting from a funded grants and programs approach to a range of market-based approaches mostly based on carbon markets. … [view full article]

For 30 years, Landcare has driven grassroots change in natural resource management and landscape restoration, created local knowledge and experience and pioneered an ethical mind-shift in communities. Farmers & the Landcare community need to adjust to a future of natural capital income streams … [view full article]

In mid-2023 it became apparent that like many regions Holbrook and its local producers have been facing the challenge of attracting and retaining young, skilled workers on-farm. To tackle this issue Holbrook Landcare Network, with the support of the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub … [view full article]

The On-Farm Water Management project will help farmers reduce the impact of drought by preparing and implementing an on-farm water management plan – a plan that determines water needs (stock and domestic) and the capacity to meet these needs through storage (dams, tanks, waterways). … [view full article]

Refreshing the Upper Billabong is part of the Refreshing Rivers project, a collaboration between government, industry, research, and community organisations, led by Murray Local Land Services. This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. … [view full article]

This project is funded by the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program. Holbrook Landcare Network aims to showcase modern pasture species combinations and management practices known to build greater drought resilience … [view full article]

RiskWi$e [Coming Soon]

We are investigating how an integrated network of 80 on-farm weather stations across Central and Southern NSW, and Northern Victoria can better support the community, emergency services and members of the farming community in bushfire and flood management. … [view full article]

As producers we balance livestock production, business growth and stability, with landscape resilience and sustainability on a daily basis. Traditionally, production stressors such as drought, fire and flood… [view full article]

The Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is one of eight hubs being established by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment across Australia to combat drought … [view full article]

‘Soil quality and health in pasture systems’ was a two year project funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. In this project, Holbrook Landcare Network developed benchmark and extension information on quality and health for our local soils. … [view full article]

The ‘Testing Tropicals in the NSW southern slopes’ project was established in response to increasing summer rainfall in the region and aims to demonstrate the role of tropical pastures species in southern NSW grazing systems. … [view full article]

In 2019, we were successful in our application for the NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant to undertake some work in Upper Murray riparian environments. … [view full article]

Holbrook Landcare Network acknowledges that our community is established on First Nations Peoples’ land and recognise that their cultural values and knowledge are critical to improving land, water, biodiversity and community connections. … [view full article]