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Giant Parramatta grass weed control and identification

Find out about the best methods to control and identify the weed giant Parramatta grass. The plant has poor nutritional value for stock, out-competes other pastures and is very invasive.

Green cestrum weed control and identification

Best methods for control and identification of the weed green cestrum which is very toxic to stock including cattle. Cestrum is an introduced weed and is typically found along riverbanks but can also be found inland.

Songbird diversity in Cessnock

Mick Roderick from Birdlife Australia talks about why the Cessnock forests are an important biodiversity hotspot which also provides habitat for threatened Australian woodland birds.

Tree planting to improve landscape connectivity & production

Farmer Cam Laurie has planted hundreds of trees on his property to increase cattle production while creating a wildlife corridor to the Barrington Tops and private native forestry. This project was supported by funding through Hunter Local Land Services and the Australian Government

Emergency response - Sir Ivan Bushfire February 2017

Upper Hunter District Vet Jane Bennett talks about what she encountered, in the harrowing days following the Sir Ivan bushfire, assisting landholders with assessment of stock.

Emergency response - Bushfire preparation and recovery

Following the recent Sir Ivan Bushfire District Vet Jane Bennett talks about the things to think about before and in the days, weeks and months following a bushfire.

Aboriginal landscapes - Bahtabah Lake Keepers

Members of Bahtabah Aboriginal Land Council talk about the cultural significance of Lake Macquarie and the Lake Keepers program, which involves young members undertaking regular marine debris clean ups, as part of completing their Conservation Land Management Diplomas.

Aboriginal landscapes - Worimi Green Team

Members of the Worimi Green Team talk about how Hunter Local Land Services have assisted them in finding employment working on Worimi Country in the Hunter River Estuary. Working on Worimi Country benefits team members individually through their personal connection with Country, while gaining contracts with local organisations to conduct land management work also enables Worimi Aboriginal Land Council to build a sustainable enterprise for the future.

Aboriginal landscapes - Training up to work on Country

Seven students are now about to complete the Conservation Land Management Diploma which has been specially tailored for Aboriginal land management teams in the lower Hunter. Unique elements of the course, which has been developed by Hunter Local Land Services and the Hunter Aboriginal Community Advisory Group, include Indigenous fire knowledge and identification and assessment of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Agriculture - Farming for tomorrow on Coopernook Dairy

Located beside the beautiful lower Manning River, dairy farmer Julian Biega strives to produce a high quality product while conserving the natural system that surrounds his property. In an effort to implement best practices on his farm Julian began working with Mid Coast Council, Dairy Australia and Hunter Local Land Services project officer Peter Beale.

Agriculture - Improving pastures at Rawdon Vale

In the undulating hills of Rawdon Vale, west of Gloucester, Cameron Laurie runs 1300 head of beef cattle on his 1838-hectare property. Cameron's been seeing good increases in stocking capacity on his paddocks since establishing a strategic grazing plan, with help from Hunter Local Land Services Project Officer Albert Mullen.

Agriculture - Beef cattle farming on Craven Plateau

Peter Pfister is a small scale beef farmer on Craven Plateau in the upper reaches of the Gloucester Barrington Tops. He's been working with Local Land Services Project Officer Albert Mullen to improve the sustainable management of his cattle business.

Free Farm Flood Readiness Kit now available

The Farm Flood Readiness Kit is designed to help rural landholders prepare their property for floods. To request your free copy contact Hunter Local Land Services by emailing admin.hunter@lls.nsw.gov.au or calling your nearest Hunter Local Land Services office: Paterson - 4930 1030; Scone - 6540 2400; Singleton - 6572 2944; Taree - 6551 8994.

The Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme

Joe Thompson from Hunter Local Land Services talking about the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme on the floodplain at Maitland.

Aunty Bev's Water Story

This film was made as part of Hunter Local Land Services multimedia training program with Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council. It is a retelling of the water story told by Aunty Bev (Beverley Van Vliet, nee Beale).

Traditional burning - Biraban

A traditional cultural burn was conducted in May 2016 on land managed by Biraban Aboriginal Land Council in Lake Macquarie. This is a practice that has not been seen in the Hunter for hundreds of years.

Marine debris video challenge - San Clemente High School

Produced by students from San Clemente High School Mayfield, this clip was the winning entry in Newcastle City Council and Hunter Local Land Services' 2016 marine debris video competition.

Agriculture - Free range egg production

Garth Short talks about his journey producing free range eggs in Quorrobolong in the Hunter Valley.

Agriculture - Change and diversity in grazing practices

Dick Richardson talks about change and diversity in grazing practices and pasture management.

Flood recovery - Pastures and stocking density after floods

Pastures Officer, Tony Blatch, talks about managing stock after a flood.

Flood recovery - Animal health after floods

District Veterinarian, Digby Rayward, provides some stock tips for landholders recovering from flooding.

Flood recovery - managing cattle on a floodplain

Farmer Geoff Foot talks the challenges and considerations of managing cattle on a floodplain.

Flood recovery - Giant weed control

Landholder Support Officer, Mick Budden, with some tips on avoiding Giant Reed infestations following a flood.