Woady Yaloak Catchment Group – VIC
Over the last 25 years the Woady Yaloak Catchment Group has worked to improve vegetation, soil condition, groundcover management and waterway health across 120,000 hectares. The Group began in 1993, combatting growing land salinity and wind erosion by increasing areas under perennial pasture. Since then 5,600 hectares of saline land has been treated and fenced to manage grazing, 960,000 trees have been planted, and thousands of hours have been spent on erosion and rabbit control. The Group has conducted testing of alternative fertiliser and biological products, and hosted nine lime trials in partnership with SFS. Woady Yaloak Catchment Group has also spearheaded a successful ‘Women on Farms’ Program, helping women in farming to increase their knowledge of soils, climate, cropping, and livestock decision-making.