SEQ Catchments was successful in obtaining funds from the Australian Government for the appointment of a Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) position for South East Queensland for a period of three years (2010-13).
Regional Landcare Facilitator Activities
The Regional Landcare Facilitator carries out a number of activities throughout the year. These are aimed at:
• Improving the distribution of information regarding private and public funding opportunities for landcare groups
• Providing support to landcare groups for workshops and training activities
• Provision of training and education material and workshops for landcare groups and landholders in sustainable agriculture and environmental management for the region
During 2011-2012, activities included:
• Property Management Planning workshops and development of Property Management Planning communication materials.
• ACDC Chemical Accreditation course
• Sustainable Grazing Management workshops
• Soil Health Workshops
• Holistic farming workshop
• Cattle nutrition workshops
The Regional Landcare Facilitator has also supported:
• Information sessions on Best Management Practice for Commercial Turf Production at the Turf Qld members workshops
• A workshop on Fire Property Management Planning
• 7 environmental Workshops across South East Queensland, ranging from grant writing workshops to restoring habitat workshops.
• Supported 5 speakers at the 2012 QLD Landcare Conference in Brisbane
• Development of a new program "Catchment Care in SEQ" with stage 1 aimed at assisting 8 Brisbane catchment care groups to recruit new volunteers from the 3 Brisbane Universities
One of the key roles of the Regional Landcare Facilitator is to communicate with landholders about the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is an initiative of the Australian Government to help reduce and off-set Australia’s carbon emissions. It has the potential to provide opportunities for farmers and landholders to generate carbon credits and sell them via a carbon market. Potential opportunities for farmers in SEQ are in building soil carbon (and hence health),
reducing carbon emissions (via more sustainable farming practices) and sequestering (storing) carbon in trees.
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