Dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Barkly Tablelands
 

Welcome to the Barkly

Barkly Landcare was formed in 1995 and is a community of pastoralists who are dedicated to improving land and environmental management practices in the Barkly region of the Northern Territory.

Sustainable Grazing

The Barkly Tableland is a vast and remote landscape within Australia. It is characterised by the Mitchell Grass Downs, naturally treeless plains with intact native grasses that support a productive beef industry. 

Conservation Significance

The Barkly Tableland is home to several sites of national and international conservation significance. These sites include some of the largest freshwater lakes and wetlands in Australia that provide habitat to migratory birds and cracking clay specialists.

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Threats to the Barkly

There are significant influences which threaten the natural ammenities of the Barkly Tableland. These threats can have significant impacts on the region’s biodiversity. Some of the threats to the Barkly include weeds, feral animals and grazing impacts around watering points.

 
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The Barkly Tableland is home to sites of national and international significance

 
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About Us

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Barkly Landcare and Conservation Association was formed in 1995 and is a community of pastoralists who are dedicated to improving land and environmental management practices on the Barkly Tableland region of the Northern Territory.  The Barkly Tableland Landcare region spans an area of 200,000km2  across 37 pastoral leases in the Northern Territory.  The region hosts the productive Mitchell Grass downs, atype of resilient native perennial grassland. 

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Since it was established Barkly Landcare has undertaken riparian restoration projects, supported Parkinsonia aculeata dieback research, delivered best management practices in erosion control and distributed findings on the collaborative integration of biodiversity and fire management in the Barkly Rangelands.  Barkly Landcare has been recognised within the Northern Territory Landcare community numerous times for its comprehensive approach to natural resource management. 

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2017 Northern Territory Landcare Award  – Awarded to an individual, group or organisation that has demonstrated excellence and leadership in implementing integrated land management practices to a farm property or properties that protect soils, water and vegetation

2009 Northern Territory Landcare Community Group Award – Awarded to an outstanding community group that has adopted sound land management practices on public/private land and is working towards sustainable land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.

2005 Alcoa Landcare Community Group Award – Awarded to an outstanding community group that has adopted sound land management practices on public/private land and is working towards sustainable land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.

2003 Murray Darling Basin Commission Rivercare Award – Awarded to a community organisation, person or group which has made a significant contribution to the sustainable management, conservation and rehabilitation of a waterway (i.e. rivers, streams, creeks and wetlands).

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2003 Sensis Landcare Catchment Award – Award was made to a Landcare group, catchment committee or other organisation for excellence and innovation in creating and carrying out a Catchment Plan.