June 28, 2019

Two programs run by the MMLAP have brought regenerative agriculture experts to the SA Murray Mallee to help them manage the drought conditions.

On the 30th April we were very fortunate to have Colin Seis visit to undertake a pasture cropping workshop for interested landholders and community members. This workshop has provided those who attended with real strategies for our local land, plants and soil in such dry conditions. We...

June 24, 2019

RabbitScan is a free resource for landholders and the community to record and map rabbit activity, warrens, damage, and control activities in their local area. RabbitScan can also be used to record rabbit numbers and evidence of disease. Utilising RabbitScan can help improve rabbit control outcomes on your property and within the wider community. to find out more about RabbitScan you can watch this youtube...

June 13, 2019

The MMLAP has been undertaking an important project to assist the endangered Mallee Emu-wren population in SA. Part of this project involves growing and establishing plant species vital to the Emu-wren's diet and habitat. One of these species is Hybanthus floribundus (Shrub Violet).

For more information about Hybanthus floribundus visit the SA Seed Centre website.

And to see more images from the joint project between MMLAP a...

June 11, 2019

This new volunteer group is made of members of the Riverland and Mallee First Peoples Group. This photo was taken at the Chowilla Grid and was the first visit for this group. The group were trained on the day in the grid monitoring. Each member had a turn at the different roles, from navigating between mounds, to entering data into Cybertracker on the phones and also hand-written data entry. It was wonderful to see such a keen...

March 7, 2019

Bee Friendly Farms is a local project that brings together farmers and bee keepers to work together for a healthier mallee. The Honey Bee / Farm Network helps beekeepers and farmers work together for the mutual benefits that bees bring.
If you are a beekeeper looking for a floral resource for your bees then this is where you can connect with farmers who have flowering plants to share in return for the benefits o...

December 6, 2018

Bee Friendly Farms is a local project that brings together farmers and bee keepers to work together for a healthier mallee.  Right now we are looking for sheep, grain and almond producers and bee keepers in the Mallee and Riverland areas in South Australia to  
Join our Bee Friendly Farms Network

Get more info about our Bee Friendly Farm Network by registering here
 

November 23, 2018

On the 21st November 2018 Murray Mallee LAP members and community members met at Calperum Station for our AGM, gourmet BBQ lunch and tour of Calperum nursery and seed bank. We also Celebrated the incredible milestone of operating for the past 20 years. The MMLAP have contributed to environmental and sustainable agriculture projects with the mallee community over the past 20 years and we are proud of these achievements. We woul...

October 4, 2018

In August, the BWLG Malleefowl Conservation Program, supported 6 people to attend the National Malleefowl Forum in Mildura. These volunteers are active in the Malleefowl Conservation work done in the South Australian Murray Mallee region and were able to attend the Forum to engage with other volunteers in the Malleefowl Conservation world, hear about the latest research being done across NSW, VIC, SA and WA, and share their ex...

Feral goats trapped in Murray Sunset National Park (Photo credit; Parks Victoria)

New Goat Management Strategy – Information about the new strategic action plan for feral goat and landholder involvement

A new strategic action plan for feral goat management on public land in North West Victoria is nearing completion. The plan is a key component of the larger Total Grazing Management Plan for Mallee parks, which aims to restore...

The first European settlers to Australia brought with them dairy goats while subsequent introductions of various breeds used for meat and fibre have also occurred. Multiple escapes, abandonments and deliberate releases of all of these breeds have given rise to what we now know as the feral goat Capra hircus. While the feral goat is derived recently from mixed domestic origins, their earlier, wild ancestry is from the arid Midd...

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