"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
(JFK, 1961)

About Hovells Creek Landcare Group

Hovells Creek Landcare Group is a farm family based, not for profit, community group located in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 40 km to the south east of the regional town of Cowra and approximately 300 km to the west of Sydney.

Members have fenced 29 km of waterway, fenced 130 ha of remnant vegetation (to exclude domestic livestock) and planted 56,800 native trees / shrubs since 1996. We developed a regional biodiversity and conservation management plan in 2018 as part of our support for the Great Eastern Ranges (habitat for migratory birds) Initiative and a we have a Strategic Plan that summarises our objectives and priorities for the next three years. We meet bi-monthly and organise regular expert guest speakers, on-property field days (for 20 – 50 participants) and regional visits for members and associates. Our members have undertaken property mapping, NSW DPI facilitated Landscan, Prograze, Paddock Plants and LCMA facilitated Holistic Management, Pasture Cropping and Cell Grazing training programs. The Group has successfully managed grants from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Meat and Livestock Australia, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal with Stockland Care Foundation, NRMA, the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative with the Foundation for National Parks, two NSW Environmental Trust grants, three National Heritage Trust grants, four Community Action Grants, five grants from South East and Central Tablelands Local Land Services and has coordinated several LCMA funded projects on member properties and public land.

Australian Business Number: 76 934 900 801

Incorporation number and date: Y2703530, 05/11/1997