New Local Landcare Group ready to take on Neville's high country

A recent initiative by Mid Lachlan Landcare to revive local Landcare groups has led to a group of Neville locals form Neville and Region Landcare Incorporated.

The group will help to foster and facilitate local projects and activities by providing landholders with resources and assistance aimed at restoring the environment and improving agricultural sustainability throughout the Neville Region.

Neville is a small village between Bathurst and Cowra in the Central Tablelands Local Land Services region.

The area hosts a productive mixed farming landscape and bounds the rugged environment surrounding Neville and Pennsylvania State Forests with its unspoiled network of creeks and wetlands that are part of the upper Lachlan and Abercrombie River catchments.

Neville has a rich settlement history including Chinese miners during the Gold Rush and Bushrangers such as John Vale who rode with Ben Hall and hid in Neville State Forest.

Neville is also within The Great Eastern Ranges Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Link project area.

K2W is a major landscape corridor that runs from Victoria to North Queensland that provides habitat links used by migratory species, particularly birds, as they move between the inland temperate woodlands of the slopes and tablelands, and the forests of the Greater Blue Mountains.

The K2W project is supporting communities to protect and restore landscape connectivity through planting and weed control, and managing invasive animals.

To become involved with Neville and Region Landcare or find out more go to www.narlinc.org or like them on Facebook.

Neville and Region Landcare can be contacted on 0428 975 367 or email nevilleandregionlandcare@gmail.com

If you would like to start a new local Landcare group or find out more about what's happening in the Mid Lachlan Landcare district contact Vanessa Cain on 0405325750 or email midlachlanlandcare@gmail.com

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