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Bittern Conservation Summit: Feb. 1-4, 2022

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We’re very pleased to announce this special event, where birdwatchers, farmers, scientists, wetland managers and all those that share a love for the iconic Australasian bittern will come together to advance its conservation. There will be presentations about wetland management and restoration, targeted environmental water delivery, bittern-friendly rice and the latest research and monitoring methods. There will also be a range of tours to the Riverina’s best bittern sites, where you are guaranteed to see this elusive bird. We’ve already secured some great speakers, so pencil in the dates and we’ll see you there! Thanks to Riverina Local Land Services and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program for making it all possible. To register your interest and sign up for updates, click here.

***Feb 1-4, 2022 in Leeton, NSW***

 

 

 

New round of incentives for 2020-21

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We’re all set for a big season of bittern-friendly rice growing. With much more favourable water allocations, many new growers should be able to meet the criteria, building on the success of last season. Expressions of interest opened several weeks ago and this Wednesday, Sept. 30, is your last chance to put in an EOI for this season’s incentives with Riverina Local Land Services. Please contact Anna Wilson so you don’t miss out: 0428 964 785, anna.wilson@lls.nsw.gov.au

This program is for Early Permanent Water growers in the Murrumbidgee and Coleambally Irrigation Areas. It’s all about maximising opportunities for successful bittern breeding and includes ‘nesting pad’ trials, grassy banks, channel habitat and fox/cat control. For more info, please see the Incentives Flyer and Landholder Guide.

 

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