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Landholders and community groups get opportunity to tap into 30 years of vegetation management experience

Landholders and interested community groups will have the opportunity to gain valuable information about plant identification at an upcoming workshop hosted by Local Land Services Western Region, with landholders having the chance to learn about balancing production and sustainability on their farms.

The workshop, which will include a paddock walk so attendees can experience hands-on plant identification in addition to theory components, will be presented by Australian Network for Plant Conservation Project Manager, Martin Driver.

Mr Driver has spent the past 30 years professionally, in private enterprises and community projects gaining hands-on experience in vegetation management, enhancement and restoration.

The workshop will largely focus on three main areas:

  • how to identify plants
  • the benefits of retaining native plants on your property
  • how to manage native plants to benefit productivity.

Local Land Services Western Region Senior Land Services Officer, Kyra Roach believes the opportunity to share first-hand information will be of great benefit to all who attend the workshop.

“In any industry, people are going to come to events such as this with different levels of knowledge and expertise,” said Ms Roach.

“The fact that this workshop not only allows you but encourages you to exchange information and your ideas will hopefully lead to some great outcomes.

“The workshop will allow participants to gain a greater understanding of native plant identification, growth and composition to optimise productivity with good biodiversity outcomes on-ground.”

The workshop will be held at Naree Station via Fords Bridge, on Thursday 1 December from 7.30am to 2.30pm, with a light lunch provided.

Participants are required to bring a hat, sunscreen and drinking water while landholders are encouraged to bring plant samples to be identified.

People wishing to attend need to RSVP to Ms Roach on (02) 6870 8626 or by Thursday 24 November.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974