A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Arthur Rylah Institute has made some exciting fresh changes to the way they share environmental research.
Arthur Rylah Institute is DELWP's leading centre for applied ecological research. As a Government research institute, ARI aims to make science assessable, highlighting how their latest research and how it informs both policy and management to better support Victoria's biodiversity.
A team of 90+ researchers work all across Victoria (and sometimes internationally) on science that matters, directly informing policy and environmental management. ARI works across a range of ecosystems (alpine, estuarine, grassland, forest and freshwater systems) and have expertise in fish ecology, threatened species, monitoring programs and geospatial modelling.
New Subscription! ARI’s recently launched subscription, the Terrestrial Quarterly Update, provides a summary of their latest projects and scientific achievement including research on:
· Threatened flora and fauna
· Spatial modelling (including machine learning)
· Environmental watering
· Vegetation ecology
· Fire ecology
· Ecological risk assessment, and
· Pest and Wildlife management
For the latest Terrestrial Quarterly Update and to subscribe go to - https://www.ari.vic.gov.au/about-us/ari-subscriptions
For further details on the Arthur Rylah Institute including resources, seminars and more go to - https://www.ari.vic.gov.au/
2019/20 Volunteer Grants - Now Open!
The intended outcome of this grant program is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering. Whilst this round closes in April, funding is capped at $66,000 per electorate so get in early! Click into news item for further details & eligibility for LVI Member Groups.
Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds Round 2 - Closing 5 February!
The objectives of the program are to assist communities manage the negative impacts of pest animals and weeds during drought, stimulate economic activity and facilitate local employment in the areas where projects take place. Whilst this funding round is for local councils, if your area is affected by drought you can approach your local council and collaborate! Click into news item for further information.
Community Conservation Grants - Closing 14 February!
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) invites grant applications for conservation projects to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Support Resources
Landcare Australia has put together an extensive list of support resources for bushfire affected communities. Click into news item for link.
LVI Landcare Voices Project - New Interviews!
Three new interviews from Fergus Irving, Frankie & Graeme MacLennan and Peter Jennings are now available online as part of LVI's ongoing Landcare Voices Project. So far, 19 interviews have been conducted, capturing the oral history of Landcare from across the state. Click into news item to listen.