Looking At Landcare (25/8/2022) – CWL Landcare AGM Speaker Stacey Avard from Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Hi Landcarer’s

Central West Lachlan Landcare are looking forward to hosting our Annual General Meeting at Club Forbes on Wednesday, 21 September at 6pm.

Our guest speaker will be Stacey Avard, who is the Acting Regional Leader Central West and Western for the Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT).

Stacey has been working for the BCT since early 2018, starting as the Senior Landholder Support Officer and then Regional Team Leader.

She has an Environmental Science degree from University of New England (UNE) and has worked as a Landcare Coordinator in Victoria before returning to NSW as a Property Planner for the Namoi CMA. She joined the Cap & Pipe the Bores program with DPI Water before coming to the BCT.

Stacey enjoys working in roles that help landholders balance their natural resource management and production outcomes to ensure long term sustainability

We look forward to welcoming Stacey at our AGM.

Landcare NSW and the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) are working with regional Landcare networks to raise awareness and support private land conservation efforts across NSW.

A co-managed and community-guided program, Partnering in Private Land Conservation Program aims to work collaboratively to build understanding and skills regarding biodiversity, educate private landholders on conservation efforts, and increase participation in private land conservation.

The program will build on, and further the successful work already undertaken by the NSW Landcare community and the strength of partnerships and understanding of the importance of biodiversity at a grass roots level.

Key objectives of the project include:

  • Building understanding and capacity between the BCT and local Landcare groups to complement each other’s knowledge and skills and plan how to work together.
  • Building biodiversity conservation knowledge with landholders through communication and education initiatives. This will be delivered through grant funding to eligible groups who wish to participate.
  • Increase the participation of landholders in private land conservation programs.

Protecting Precious Patches in the Central West region aims at educating, enhancing and supporting Biodiversity conservation in the region.

Central West Lachlan Landcare are pleased to be holding two workshops with Mikla Lewis with a focus on flora and fauna identification with support from the National Parks Association and with presenter Mikla Lewis on Wednesday, 28 September. Bookings can be made via our website or social media.

For further information on this article, please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org, twitter, facebook or Instagram @cwllandcare or contact Marg Applebee on 0418 611 053.