The Upper Torrens Land Management Project

Since our inception by the Upper River Torrens Landcare Group in partnership with The Barossa Council in 1998, over 250 landowners have participated to improve their properties and income. The UTLMP has assisted them to address issues such as: soil erosion, salinity and acidity, pasture establishment and/or improvement, fencing for dams and watercourses, re-vegetation with native trees and shrubs, protection of native flora and fauna, creation of habitat for birds and native animals, and the maintenance of creeks and watercourses. Properties have varied in size from 1 Ha to 1000 Ha, and issues addressed include stock exclusion fencing for watercourses, weed control, pest animal control, woody weed removal and re-vegetation with native species.

We can offer technical expertise and possible financial support for both property planning, and on-ground works, including pasture improvement, re-vegetation, fencing and farm forestry to all landholders in the Upper Torrens Catchment.

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Latest News

Posted on 15th May 2017

Horses and Native Grass - Pasture References - Native Grass Trial Project

View the UTLMP's Horse Pasture Trials new References Page, which brings together all the useful information available on Green Warm Season Native Pasture and horse nutrition basics.

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Horses and Native Grass - Pasture/Hay Gamechanger - Native Grass Trial Project

Read about the UTLMP's Horse Pasture Trials which started 29 May 2016. The Trials are being funded by the Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLRNRM), Sustainable Agriculture Team.

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AMLR NRM, Horse SA & UTLMP's Seminar on Improving Horse Health Using Native Grasses

View the videos of the UTLMP's recent seminar on improving horse health. The seminar was a joint partnership with Horse SA and sponsored by Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board.

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UTLMP's Roadside Fuel Reduction Initiative Partnership Annual Report

Read the Annual Report about the UTLMP's partnership with Adelaide Hills Council, the CFS, DEWNR, DPTI, the Upper River Torrens Landcare Group, Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Native Grasses Resources group to modify the roadside grasses mix in the district from high fuel exotic grasses to much lower native grass fuel loadings.

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Native Grass Establishment Field Day

Andrew Fairney, Dr Ian Chivers, Bob Myers and Maddy Clonan in a field of Rytidosperma geniculatum (Wallaby grass) at the Mount Pleasant Seed Production Area.

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Upper Torrens Land Management Project Catchment Map