Landcare Australia Film on Cultural Burning Practices in Australia featured by the BBC


The BBC is broadcasting audio and vision excerpts from a Landcare Australia film in three of its programs later this year. The focus is Traditional Owners and cultural burning practices in Australia.

The BBC productions include interviews with Victor Steffensen, a descendant of the Tagalaka people and Indigenous fire practitioner, explaining how cultural burns can help manage the land while reducing fuel load and destructive wildfires.
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Cathedral Tree: Remember the Quoll trips?

Here is a very disturbing post from
Jill Redwood, whom many of you will remember from our Quoll hunting trips some years back. This was from work done by the Goongerah Environment Centre. Read and get angry as this is directly related to the damning Victorian Auditor-General's report on DELWP's lack of stewardship of our biodiversity in this state.

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Nest Boxes: We might do this?


You might remember the Sugar Glider nest boxes we installed up in the Lurg Hills a few years back. You might be interested in nest boxes as a way to encourage more abundance and diversity of our local fauna on your property. Or you might be a secret woodworking enthusiast looking for a way to make your hobby have some environmental impact!

Either way, nest boxes and the art of nest-boxing is a highly skilled, species-specific sport. You need to have deep insight into the predator, feeding, breeding and physical attributes of your chosen beneficiary - not to mention a keen appreciation of the solar arc travel during the day and over the course of the seasons.
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Black Saturday - how have our fauna and flora recovered?

Hear from five ARI researchers about how threatened species and our environment have recovered since the Black Summer fires. While these stories will be told by ARI researchers, this is a story of outstanding collaboration across DELWP and partner organisations. (This presentation was one of over 80 virtual events at the most recent Victorian Nature Festival. Read More…

How to read a weather map - topical subject, these days!

One of the best parts of being the blog editor is getting to choose what goes up on the page! The BOM has an excellent blog and I have referenced them before. As a key authoritative source of information about weather at its broadest context. Here's more proof.

Reading weather maps (and the sky) is a key skill for many pastimes and professions - farmers probably learn it at their parent's knee, while the rest of us other have to rely on more intermittent opportunities for the acquisition of that skill.

Check out the BOM entry here and maybe even subscribe (although we are happy to have you rely on us as your landcare info concierge!)

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