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It's been a busy and diverse six months for Better State Environments in the field, office, and in the community. Highlights have included:

  • Helping to assess and map fire risk of native bushland reserves with TerraMatrix at Wodonga, Victoria;
  • Continuing to locate and map hollow-bearing trees throughout Thurgoona, NSW, for Albury Conservation Company; 
  • Hosting a 'community planting and biodiversity education' event on behalf of Department of Industry (Lands), held on Albury Environmental Lands in Thurgoona and attended by 100 local residents.   
  • Helping to develop Albury Conservation Company's new five year Strategic Plan (2016-21);  
  • Assisting NSW Department of Industry (Lands) to write Management Procedures for the Albury Environmental Lands network;
  • Providing copy to Woomargama Station's new website;
  • Coordinating a community workshop to discuss and contribute to the development of a 'Squirrel Glider Monitoring Plan for Thurgoona Wirlinga, on behalf of Albury Conservation Company;
  • Helping to develop a communications plan, generate media, and conduct interviews of project participants, on behalf of Fishbowl PR in relation to the 'Fast Track to Small Ag' project (Up2Us Landcare Alliance);
  • Submitting a major funding application through Impact Philanthropy, on behalf of Albury Conservation Company;
  • Managing the website and social media accounts of Albury Conservation Company;

Contact us today to find out if we can help meet the needs of your conservation project. 

M 0407 183 747

E info@betterstateenviro.com

Albury Environmental Lands Community Planting and Biodiversity Education Day (August 2016)

Hollow-bearing tree mapping, Thurgoona NSW (2016)

Fire risk assessment and mapping of native bushland reserves around Wodonga, Victoria.

Stakeholder workshop hosted to develop a Squirrel Glider Monitoring Plan for Thurgoona, NSW (August 2016)

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Funding success - Holbrook Landcare Network and the Slopes to Summit (S2S) partnership

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Funding success - Holbrook Landcare Network and the Slopes to Summit (S2S) partnership

Congratulations to Holbrook Landcare Network and the Slopes to Summit (S2S) partnership of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, who have just been awarded $499,875 for on-ground conservation works and community engagement activities over 6 years. 

The funding was announced yesterday by the NSW Minister for the Environment, Hon Mark Speakman MP, and is provided by the NSW Government's Environmental Trust as part of its 'Bush Connect in the GER'. The program has committed over $7.5 million to 16 projects, which will commence in January 2016. 

Better State Environments is proud to have assisted with Holbrook Landcare Network's funding submission.

This project aims to increase landscape connectivity for endangered box woodland species, such as Squirrel Glider and many woodland birds, in priority landscapes of the Holbrook region. Key activities will include fencing, revegetation, and installation of nest boxes constructed by Thurgoona Men's Shed. The project will also involve, in collaboration with Murray Local Land Services, a pilot program engaging the community in managing isolated Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) for positive biodiversity outcomes. 

To find out more about the program click here 

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Bjarne K Dahl Trust - small grants program - closes Monday 30th November

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Bjarne K Dahl Trust - small grants program - closes Monday 30th November

Just a little reminder about this funding opportunity from the Bjarne K Dahl Trust, a philanthropic trust established in the name of a Norwegian forester who fell in love with Eucalypts when working in Australia. 

The trust aims to support Eucalyptus-based conservation, education, and research. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $15,000 per project.

Click here to find out more.

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Ian Potter Foundation - Conservation & Environment Grants - Now Open

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Ian Potter Foundation - Conservation & Environment Grants - Now Open

he Ian Potter Foundation has just opened another round of grants across a range of subject areas, including 'Conservation & Environment'. 

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought until 11th December 2015. Note that if the amount requested exceeds $50,000 the proposal must first be discussed with Louise Arkles, Program Manager (Conservation & Environment). 

To find out more about this great opportunity to help you achieve good things on the ground visit http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/environment-and-conservation

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