Far West Rangelands Rehydration Alliance | White Cliffs Field DayPresented by Western Landcare NSW
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Far West Rangeland Rehydration Alliance | White Cliffs Field Day
Presented by Western Landcare NSW
As the impacts of a changing climate become more and more intense it is necessary for land managers to adapt their practice to better manage their naturally occurring resources.
In recent years, the far west division of New South Wales, predominantly comprising of arid and semi-arid land, has seen prolonged droughts and shorter rain seasons. The challenge land managers face in this region have been dehydrated soils and high levels of erosion. Coupled with unpredictable and infrequent heavy rainfalls, crashing through the landscape and joining fast flowing uncontrollable streams has seen the environment become unstable, stripping moisture from the surface.
The Far West Rangeland Rehydration Alliance was formed with the common interest to rehydrate and manage their landscape. The alliance comprises of close to twenty landholders and represents around 720,000 hectares of land in the region.
White Cliffs Hall, Johnson Street White Cliffs NSW 2836 [Map]
10:00am: Registration at White Cliffs Hall
10:30am: Field Day commencement
10:30am: Presentation on Rangeland Rehydration Application
11:00am: Guest Speakers
Dr Hugh Pringle – Rangeland Rehydration
Dr Susan Orgill – Soil Carbon
Martin Driver – The importance of seed & nurseries
2:15pm: Field Trips
Option 1: Field trip to Caradoc Station
Option 2: Two concurrent sessions with guest speakers
5:15pm: Field Day completion
5:30pm: Head to White Cliffs Hotel
6:30pm: Dinner & Entertainment