Welcome to Desert Channels Queensland - Caring for the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin

Killing Prickly Acacia without going broke!

The focus of our rescheduled Sesbania field day is how to diversify your income, as well as maximise the return on investment with Prickly Acacia eradication.   With Master of Ceremonies, Senator Barry O’Sullivan, the day promises to be both interesting and entertaining.  There will be speakers on carbon farming, making the most of climate change, harnessing technology, working together, and redefining success.


Don’t miss it! 28th July, at Sesbania, Corfield – off the Winton to Hughenden road.  Call 4658 0600 today to reserve your spot.

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NOMINATIONS – Landcare Legends Awards

We reckon the individuals or organisations who make stuff happen on the ground in Landcare or through the Landcare ethic, should be recognised.  That’s why we’re calling for nominations for our Landcare Legends Awards.  To be eligible, the activity must be undertaken in the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin, and the nominee must be a member of a Landcare group or have a demonstrated Landcare ethic.

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There are four categories, and you can nominate here, or read on…


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Grant Funds for Cactus Chemical

If you’re a landholder or local government in the  Desert Channels Queensland, Southern Gulf NRM and South West NRM regions, you can apply for a grant to buy chemicals to treat cactus infestations on your land.  For more information on grant applications, call us on 4658 0600.

Jumping Cholla and other nightmares…

Coral Cactus, Snake Cactus, Rope Cactus, Hudson Pear, Tiger Pear, Prickly Pear and Jumping Cholla!  These are just a few of countless cactus species species that have begun their invasion of Australia’s semi-arid grazing lands.

Bexley Snake Cactus 10Snake cactus on an escarpment near Longreach.




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Check out the latest Upfront Outback!

Enjoy the archived issues of the Basin Bullet here.