Links

The following web links have been arranged under relevant sub headings.

General Links

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Hunter Local Land ServicesWebsite of the Hunter Local Land Services (formally HCRCMA)www.hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au
The Hunter Region Landcare NetworkWebsite of the Hunter Region Landcare Networkwww.hunterlandcare.org.au
Hunter Wetlands Centre AustraliaWebsite of the Hunter Wetlands Centre – An educational facility and natural reserve in Wallsendwww.wetlands.org.au
Lake Macquarie City CouncilWebsite for the Local Government Area of Lake Macquarie City Councilwww.lakemac.com.au
Landcare Australia – Landcare OnlineWebsite of Landcare Australia – a national collection of Landcare groupswww.landcareonline.com.au
Landcare NSWLandcare NSW provides representation for the states 47,000 community Landcarers.www.landcarensw.org.au
Trees In NewcastleTrees in Newcastle is a local native plant nursery, volunteer & education centre and provider of bush regeneration services. TIN is located at 252 Parry Street, Newcastle West, 2302.http://www.treesinnewcastle.org.au/page19191/Home.aspx
Visit Lake MacquarieAccess to visitor information about the Lake Macquarie region, download Maps, Visitor Guide and Walking Trails brochure.www.visitlakemac.com.au

Weed Links

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Basic Weeding Technique Videos – SWCThe Sydney Weeds Committee has produced a range of videos on how to remove various weeds using common techniques.http://sydneyweeds.org.au
Grow Me InsteadA brochure and interactive website providing guidance on plant choices for the garden to help gardeners avoid weedswww.growmeinstead.com.au
Trees In Newcastle – Weed Management GuideA guide to managing and removing weeds on site.www.treesinnewcastle.org.au
Trees In Newcastle – Weed Identification GuideA guide about the basics of weed identification.www.treesinnewcastle.org.au
Weeds Australia – Identification ToolThis website allows you to search by area and weed type to identify and learn about weeds.http://weeds.ala.org.au/
Weeds in Australia websiteThe Weeds in Australia web site brings together information on weeds and weeds management at the national level, and is your connection with weed activity in Australia. It links to information and services on Australian Government and selected state and territory web sites and includes an A to Z of weeds plus a range of other weed publications.www.weeds.gov.au
Weed Management Guides and Information SheetsThis site contains guides and information sheets on common weed species and their control (some originally produced by the Australian Weed CRC)www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
Weeds of the Hunter and Central CoastThis booklet provides information to land managers and the wider community on the identification and control of common weeds encountered within the Hunter and Central Coast region.www.ruralresidentialliving.com.au

Native Plants and Animals

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Backyard Habitat Planting GuideThis guide contains information to help you improve your backyard biodiversity, and learn how to create your own habitat garden.www.lakemac.com.au
Creating Places for BirdsNest BoxesMyna Bird Proof Nest BoxNest Boxes – the last stepThese guides contain information to assist you build bird boxes and attract birds to your community or garden.http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/placeshttp://birdlife.org.au
http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.auwww.moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Coastal Planting GuideThis guide has been compiled to assist the Lake Macquarie community understand coastal vegetation processes, and identify suitable native plant species to use in coastal vegetation projects.www.lakemac.com.au
Lake Macquarie Streambank and Foreshore Planting GuideEducational booklet for residents on how to care for the Lake’s foreshore and streambanks.www.lakemac.com.au
Threatened Species ProfilesPerform a species search to find basic information on threatened animals and plants in NSW – what they look like, where they’re found, how they live, and why they’re threatened.www.environment.nsw.gov.au

Links for Schools

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Nature Journal TemplatesPrintable pages for students to start journals of what natural events are happening e.g. plants flowering, birds nesting.www.treesinnewcastle.org.au
Habitat Garden resourcesA range of factsheets to assist schools with creating habitat gardens, including frog ponds and bush food gardens.www.treesinnewcastle.org.au
Biodiversity Teachers Kit‘Biodiversity for kids’ is a hands-on Science and Technology unit that is designed to help you teach about biodiversity in your local environment. Students will learn about biodiversity, animal and plant habitats, ecosystems, food chains and webs and biodiversity surveyswww.environment.nsw.gov.au
National Tree Day lesson plansTurn your tree planting actions into valuable lessons on land use, ecosystems, biodiversity, habitat and many other environmental understandings with a range of free Lesson Plans and Digital Student Toolbox.www.treeday.planetark.org

Health and Safety

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Bushfire Survival PlanThis document will help you make a Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare your property to give yourself, your family and your home the best chance of survival from a bushfire.www.fire.nsw.gov.au
Tick Information from AABR An overview of the health risks presented by ticks and control methods, with links to NSW Health and U.S. siteswww.aabr.org.au
In Safe Hands ToolkitConservation Volunteers Australia and the Conservation Skills Centre are pleased to inform you that the revised and updated In Safe Hands Toolkit (3rd Edition) is now available. Download the document by selecting link.www.insafehands.org.au
Pod cast on WHS ActInterview with Julian Campbell from 2nur FM. Dave Sheerin from WorkCover discusses volunteers being covered under the Work, Health and Safety Act.www.newcastle.edu.au
Safe Work Australia information on volunteers under WHS ActDescribes obligations regarding volunteers under the new Work, Health and Safety Actwww.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

Cultural Heritage

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
NSW Aboriginal Land Council – Local Land Councils pageProvides information on the boundaries and contact details for Local Aboriginal Land Councils.www.alc.org.au
Australian Heritage Commission: ‘Ask First’ – A guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values.Provides a practical guide for land developers, land users and managers, cultural heritage professionals and many others who may have an impact on Indigenous heritage.www.environment.gov.au
Culturally Significant LandscapesThis publication was produced by the CMA’s Aboriginal Cultural & Environmental Network (ACEN) – CMA Partnership Committee, with funding from the Australian Government, to assist land managers in understanding the importance of Aboriginal cultural sites and landscapes in our region.www.hcr.cma.nsw.gov.au

Other

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Foreshore Stabilisation and Rehabilitation GuidelinesSuggest appropriate foreshore stabilisation treatment and construction techniques to assist landowners and managerswww.lakemac.com.au
Rural Landholders Guide to Environmental LawThe purpose of this booklet is to help you understand your legal rights and obligations as a landholder and to manage your land in accordance with environmental and natural resource management law.www.edo.org.au
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority Catchment Action Plan SummaryThe Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan (CAP) is a guide to protecting and improving our region’s natural resources up to 2016. This brochure provides a summary of the CAP.www.hcr.cma.nsw.gov.au
Seed Collection Guidelines and Code of ConductThe Florabank guidelines and code of conduct provide information on how to collect, store and propogate native seeds in an environmental responsible way and according to best practice standards.www.florabank.org.au
RegenTVRegenTV is AABR’s growing online library of restoration videos from forums and field days, aligned to the National Restoration Standards. Along with the videos there are learning resources for students and life-long learners.

RegenTV allows for the sharing of current thinking, in a rapidly growing field, in a climate changing world.

http://www.aabr.org.au/regent/

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