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Killing Prickly Acacia without going broke!


Free food, flies, and verdant vistas!  Be at DCQ’s ‘Killing Prickly Acacia without going broke’ field day at 8:30am, 15th September at Sesbania, Corfield to see the amazing results of their radical program that has people talking from the back blocks to George Street and Canberra. Hear from landholders and other experts… be prepared to be amazed.

Sesbania Field Day 2013 (3)

RSVP by 12th September to 4658 0600 or admin@dcq.org.au to secure your place, and get directions.  BYO chair and aerogard; smokos, lunch and flies provided.

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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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Prickly Acacia Eradication ROI


Everyone wants to know what the return on investment (ROI) is for prickly acacia eradication.

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We know it’s worse than wild dogs, and as bad as drought (weeds in general cost Australian agriculture $4 billion annually, with at least another $4 billion hit to the environment; feral animals cost $743 million a year – wild dogs cost Queensland $50 million a year); and we know it spreads faster than rabbits.

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Annual Report 14-15


Okay, so it’s late, and the reason for that is we’ve been concentrating on the important things like running projects.  But we’ve eventually got it done, and here it is, our 2014-2015 Annual Report.  Enjoy!

DCQ Annual Report 14-15 (cover large)

 

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The misunderstood moggy


The CSIRO estimates there are 15 million feral cats in Australia… 15,000,000 x 23 = 345,000,000 native creatures per night. But let’s give the poor moggy a fair shake: let’s say the CSIRO can’t count, and there are only 10 million feral cats, and they really don’t have much of an appetite, only polishing off 10 native creatures per night, that’s still 100 million per night or 36.5 billion per year… maybe they don’t hunt on weekends.

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Want a job with us?


We’re looking for a Casual Administration Officer (including finance support) to work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This position is until 30th June 2016 with the possibility of an extension.  If you’d like to join our dynamic Longreach team, contact Brittany Dickson on 4658 0600 or admin@dcq.org.au for application details and a full position description.  Applications close at 5:00pm, Monday 9th May 2016.

 

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Prestigious International River Prize


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The Lake Eyre Basin Partnerships has taken out the prestigious, $300,000 International River Prize for 2015, beating the River Mur of Austria, and the River Jordan of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

Not only was the Lake Eyre Basin nomination for a whole drainage basin rather than a single river, it was also the first time it history of the award where it recognised prevention rather than cure. (more…)

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Leigh Deutscher leaves for more adventures.


Leigh -DSC_1092  Leigh Deutscher finished with us at the end of June after almost 4 years.  Leigh did work experience with us even before that, which is how we got to know him and realise he would be a valuable team member.

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