Central Tablelands Local Land Services 2017/18 Investment Program closing 18 August 2017 (NSW)
Each year Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) delivers a number of grant and funding projects to support landholders and the community to undertake sustainable agriculture and natural resource management activities. In 2017-18, through funding from the National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW, Central Tablelands Local Land Services is offering incentive grants to assist landholders and organisations within the region to implement on ground works and undertake activities that contribute to improvements in soil health, water quality and healthy waterways, ecosystem improvement, pest management and native vegetation management.
What can be funded?
There is funding for the following projects within the Central Tablelands Local Land Services region:
• Soil Erosion and Salinity Assists land managers to improve the condition of gullies and salt scalds across the region. Onground incentives will be offered to landholders to revegetate gullies. Priority areas have been identified to undertake remediation works in salt scalded areas. These incentives will assist to reduce the impacts of sediment movement and salt impacts whilst improving management and ground cover of the affected areas. Recipients of salinity grant funding will be requested to attend a salinity management training workshop
• Ecosystem Improvement Assists land managers to improve the extent and condition of ecosystems across the region through any of the following on ground activities: 1. Targeted tree planting corridors – to re-establish native vegetation to create major regional wildlife corridors (see priority corridors – see http://bit.ly/2t87S59 ) 2. Bushland protection and restoration – to protect and enhance native remnant vegetation including Endangered Ecological Communities (EEC) in priority corridors see http://bit.ly/2t87S59 ) 3. Stream protection and restoration – to protect and restore high quality riparian and aquatic ecosystems across the region.
• Paddock Trees Aims to address threatening processes to increase habitat for threatened species across the Central Tablelands region. For community groups and organisations to deliver paddock tree and cluster planting projects across the region.
• Property Management Planning Provides landholders, land managers and rural employees with the opportunity to develop a Property Management Plan for any property (>20ha) located within the region. The course consists of 7 x 1 day interactive training workshops.
• Small grants for groups and schools Assists community groups and schools to undertake small on-ground activities and events. The event or activity needs to contribute to improving or protecting natural resources in the region.
For more information (source) see >>> Central Tablelands Local Land Services 2017/18 Investment Program