2015 ACT Landcare Awards open for nominations
If you or someone you know is involved in protecting or improving your local environment, farm, bushland, wetland, waterway, school, region, catchment or backyard, there is a category in this year’s Landcare awards to suit you
Woodland Birds & Native Vegetation Field walk - 27 & 28 March 2015
Woodland Birds and Native Vegetation, In the Bombala/Delegate region, 27 & 28 March 2015
Join Rainer Rehwinkel (Office Environment and Heritage) to learn:
What food and shelter is required by woodland birds (hollow trees, young trees, shrubs, mistletoe, grasses)? Recognise what habitat your property provides for the native animals and hear what you might consider when restoring and regenerating native vegetation.
What plant and animal species might we expect to find in the Bombala /Delegate region?
What species visit or live on the two properties “Black Flat” and “Knockalong Station” and might be on your property given the habitat provided? Receive a CD to help you identify birds in the region.
What tools are available to help identify plants and animals?
Get a short lesson on how to identify grasses and learn how to make your own herbarium.
Day 1 – Friday 27 March
“Black Flat” Soldier Settlers Rd Currowong
Corrowong Rd for 20ks, right on Soldier Settlers Rd for 4ks, right at blue mailbox 3ks to front gate.
11:00 am - Birding in woodland (Yellow Box Grassy woodland)
12:30 - BYO Lunch at the house
1:30 pm - Continue birding at Black Flat (Shrubby woodland)
6:00 pm - BYO BBQ Dinner (campers welcome)
Day 2 – Saturday 28 March
NSW elections don’t forget to vote!
“Knockalong Station” Tombong Rd
Currawong Rd, right onto the Tombong Rd (20ks from Delegate)
10:30am - Shearing shed smoko and welcome
11:00am - Birding in woodland/forest
12:00 - BYO picnic lunch
1:00pm - Knockalong Station - look at grasslands & other vegetation in afternoon
Leave for home at about 3:00 pm
Native Vegetation codes - landholder guides and fact sheets
Landholder Guides for
Associated Fact Sheets
They are available on : http://www.environment.nsw.
Future of vulnerable native mammals - Help before it is too late
Please help protect the future of vulnerable native mammals before it's too late
The endangered red-tailed phascogale and feisty northern quoll are just two of many Australian mammal species that could become extinct in an alarming 10 to 20 years. You and I simply can’t let this happen on our watch.
It’s taken a little over 200 years to drive 30 unique and irreplaceable Australian mammal species into extinction. And what most people don’t realise is it’s happening again right now. That’s why I need you to join me in taking urgent action to help protect our most threatened animals.
Please help us raise $250,000 by 30 March so we can continue providing safe refuge to some of our most at-risk native mammals.
Please click HERE
Bushfire Conference - 26 & 27 May 2015 (Early bird rego 27 March)
NCCs 10th Biennial Bushfire Conference
Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May 2015, 9am – 5pm, Surry Hills, Sydney
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is proud to present its 10th Biennial Bushfire Conference 'Fire and Restoration: working with fire for healthy lands'. The call for abstracts has now closed and the conference program will shortly be published. Registrations are open.
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Bush Heritage Australia - 10 year science plan launch - 8 April 2015
Gerard O’Neill, Chief Executive of Bush Heritage Australia, cordially invites you to the launch of Bush Heritage Australia’s ten year science plan to save native species.
Bush Heritage Australia is announcing a ten year science plan to ramp up the fight against Australia’s extinction crisis and save native species and their habitats.
Bush Heritage is looking to double our research capacity to protect threatened species, reconnect and restore habitat and address threats likes feral animals.
Our reserves and partnerships around the country provide field laboratories for the vital research and conservation work that is needed to save Australia’s threatened animals and plants.
One in three of Australia’s surviving mammals is now threatened with extinction and science is vital to finding ways to better protect them and the natural systems on which they depend.
Please join us on Wednesday 8th April as we launch our ten year science plan.
Lunch will be provided and guests will hear first-hand about the conservation work being done by Bush Heritage staff and partners on Scottsdale Reserve.
Special guest speaker will be Professor Hugh Possingham, director of Australia’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and the National Environmental Science Program Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
When: Wednesday 8th April, 2015.
Time: 10.30am start, concluding 2pm.
Where: Scottsdale Reserve, NSW.
Dress: for an outdoor event.
RSVP: March 31st, 2015
Enquiries to: Annette Ruzicka – email@example.com
Directions, maps and transport options will be provided to confirmed guests.