National Landcare Conference Papers

image002-2Here is a link to Landcare Australia’s website where you can find the presentations given by the keynote speakers, and panel discussions at the National Landcare Conference, Sept 2014.


Fire Forum

Living with fire in our landscape

10th September 2014, 9.30am, Fireworld, Streatham

Click here to download the flyer and running sheet - Fire Forum.  click here to download the media release - Fire forum media release


gamba intense fire Douglas

Who Dug Here?

John Anderson reported this ‘bird hole’ dug by swans and ducks on the verge of one of his lakes (Cockajemmy Lakes) near Willaura. The birds dig to find less saline water to wash their beaks as the the lakes are so salty – bird hole about 10000 ecu and lakes about 30000 ecu.
The brolgas favour another lake and dig differently…
Digging by brolga

Digging by brolga

bird hole

Hole dug by swan or duck

Winter Forum

Friday 19th July, starting at 10am, at the Lake Bolac Bowling Club.

Come to the Beyond Bolac Winter Forum and hear a range of speakers on an exciting array of subjects. Catch up with others in your community, and hear what is going on around you.

BEYOND BOLAC winter forum program.

Fiery Creek Project

The CMA is running a project in the upper reaches of the Fiery Creek. Have a look at the information sheet to see how you can be involved.

Fiery Creek Project Flyer

Eel Project

Here is a fun activity to do, as part of the Lake Bolac Eel Festival. Click here to download the information sheet - Migrating Eels

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is on again – Saturday 23rd March, 11am – midnight. Click here to download the poster for information on bands and performances.

Eel Festival

Merry Christmas

We hope you have a great harvest and hope you get a chance to have a break at some stage over Christmas.  See you again in 2013.

Soil Event

DPI is running a soils field day with a range of speakers. Click on the flyer for more information.

DPI Subsoil Constraints Field Day Flyer – Yaloak Estate Ballan

Riparian Habitat Corridors

Beyond Bolac was successful in receiving $150,700 from the Caring for our Country funding round. The project will enhance ten kilometres of riparian vegetation along key sections of the Fiery Creek. Tubestock planting, direct seeding, fencing to control grazing, and weed control will increase the quality of riparian habitat and augment natural regeneration.

Please contact Bill Sharp if you are interested in being involved.

2012 Lake Bolac Eel Festival

This year’s theme is Flow – of lava, water and story. March 24.


Lake Bolac Eel Festival Poster

Landcare Facilitator for Beyond Bolac

DSE has announced today that Beyond Bolac is one of the groups to receive funding for a Landcare Facilitator.  This is exciting news for the group, who has a part time Facilitator funded by The Norman Wettenhall Foundation.  This new position is going to strengthen Beyond Bolac’s work and help to bring the vision to life.  More details in the media release below.


Landcare Coordinator Positions