Knocking weeds over on Travelling Stock Reserves
23 February 2015
Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are a valuable asset to our region. They have an important role to play in the connectivity of our native landscape and are home to a large number of culturally significant sites as well as many native plants and animals.
Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) is working closely with Local Councils, private landholders and public land managers to ensure TSRs across the region are effectively managed to reduce weeds and pest animals, while also improving the native grasses and health of the water ways.
'There are over 400 TSRs across the Central Tablelands, the ones we are working on around here have similar management problems to those faced by private land owners and managers such as willows, hawthorn blackberries and broadleaf.
The management of TSRs varies with the type of country, size, rainfall and other factors," said Col Somerset from Central Tablelands LLS.
Col has been working on weed management on Travelling Stock Reserves for many years in the Orange and Molong districts.
TSRs largely consist of remnant native vegetation which provides important habitat and seed reserve refuges for our native species across landscape.
A field day is being held at the Heifer Station TSR this Thursday 26th February. Both private and public landholders and land managers are invited to attend.
The day will provide the opportunity to find out about the latest advice on weed and pest control measures, native pasture management and identification of species.
The day will consist of both discussion and demonstration and will run from 10am until 2pm.
For further information or to RSVP please contact Martin Prestidge at Central Tablelands LLS on 02 63637874.
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