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Great opportunity for landholders to learn about erosion control through workshop series

A series of erosion control workshops have been organised by Western Local Land Services in a bid to increase landholder knowledge with regards to more sustainable farming techniques.

Three erosion control workshops will be run within the Western region in early July, with the locations being Broken Hill, Anabranch via Wentworth and Louth.

The workshops will be presented by Soil Save trainer, Darry Hill who has previously provided training within the region.

Mr Hill is based out of Katherine in the Northern Territory and travels widely across the outback, training landholders on earthmoving techniques to treat or prevent soil erosion along access tracks, fencelines and pipelines.

Western Local Land Services Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston has encouraged all landholders to set a day aside and attend one of the workshops.

“Knowing more about erosion and how to limit its impact on your property would be highly valuable for all landholders in the Western region,” Mr Theakston said.

“Not only does erosion impact on sustainability, it directly impacts on your productivity and is something all landholders need to be more knowledgeable about.

“We have just had some strong interest in our recent property planning programs and hopefully that interest continues on into these workshops.”

The workshops will be held at:

  • 4 July – White Leeds Station, Broken Hill
  • 7 July – Anabranch Hall, via Wentworth
  • 10 July – Delta Station, Louth

A further workshop in the eastern part of the Western region may be held pending site arrangements.

To RSVP or get further information on one of the above workshops, landholders should contact the Western Local Land Services Cobar office on (02) 6836 1575.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.