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NRM Community Grants open for Arid Lands region
15 April 2019

Grants of up to $10,000 are on offer to landholders, progress associations and volunteer groups for Natural Resource Management projects.

Quolls resilience triumphs
15 April 2019

Despite two years of dry conditions, reintroduced western-quolls (Idnya) and brush-tailed possum (Virlda) numbers at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park have defied expectations.

New life for Aroona Dam
09 April 2019

A disused dam in the Northern Flinders Ranges is once again offering a lifeline to communities in the region.Located 4kms south of the Leigh Creek township, Aroona Dam was once the key water source for the former coal mining town. The dam is no longer used as a water supply, with an alternative source in place, but it remains an important recreation space.

Landscape Legacies
10 December 2018

Best-practice soil management activities from across the region will be captured as part of an SA Arid Lands NRM Board program.The new Landscape Legacies will record successful stories of soil rehabilitation after recently being awarded funding through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Cat control a win for Flinders reptiles
29 November 2018

Cat control in the Flinders has resulted in increasing numbers of reptiles. A trapping program conducted by the Scientific Expedition Group (SEG) for the South Australian Arid Lands Western Quoll (Idnya) and Brushtail Possum (Virlda) reintroduction project, found that 40 per cent more reptiles were captured in sites that had been baited (49 individuals) in comparison to unbaited sites (28 individuals).

Malkumba-Coongie Lakes awarded Landcare funding
05 November 2018

Pest plants and animals will be controlled at the Malkumba-Coongie Lakes Ramsar Site thanks to funding awarded to the SA Arid Lands NRM Board. Located near the outback town of Innamincka, Malkumba-Coongie Lakes covers an area of more than two million hectares and is a wetland of International importance. This project is supported by the SA Arid Lands NRM Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Outback Tracks gleaned 44 tonnes of rubbish
18 October 2018

A toilet seat, a galvanised rainwater tank and cans of unopened beer were among the more unusual items collected by the Great Tracks Clean Up volunteers on this year’s outback clean-up.

Kowari population holds on despite 18 months of below average conditions
03 July 2018

Kowari population holds on despite 18 months of below average conditions

Dusky Hopping-mouse populations contract due to dry conditions
20 June 2018

The distribution of the threatened Dusky Hopping-mouse in northern South Australia appears to have contracted following an earlier population expansion in previous years.

Aerial survey to track kangaroo population celebrates 40 years
14 June 2018

When the annual kangaroo count gets underway on 18 June, it will be 40 years since the survey’s inception in 1978, with data gathered capturing kangaroo population trends over four decades.

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