Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Conservation fencing – from end posts to curlews

Posted on 22 September, 2015 by Connecting Country

Alex introduces participants to the tools of the trade.

Alex introduces participants to the tools of the trade.

A warm spring day greeted participants and presenters at Connecting Country’s third spring workshop on Sunday 13th Septmeber 2015, this time at the stunning bush property of Beth and Rick Higgins in Yandoit .

Three exclusion plots on the property generated lots of discussion about setting goals, location, choosing the right type of fence, and the on-going management requirements.

Presenters Alex Schipperen (Connecting Country’s Works Crew Team Leader), Judy Crocker (Landcare Facilitator for the Mid-Loddon Landcare Network – and involved in a program using fences to protect Bush Stone Curlews), and Paul Foreman, (Ecologist with Blue Devil Consulting) had plenty to offer in terms of practical experience and observations about conservation fencing.

To read more about the session or to access our online resources, please click here.

Our fourth and final workshop for 2015, Back from the Brink, will be focusing on dealing with potential problem areas on your property – like weed control, waterway enhancement and erosion management. Registrations are now open for what is set to be another very insightful session. Click here to download a registration form.

The education program is supported by Connecting Country through funding from the Australian government.

2 responses to “Conservation fencing – from end posts to curlews”

  1. jules says:

    Hi Graham

    you can follow this link to access the resources for the Conservation Fencing session . There is no actual standard for conservation fencing as it depends on what you want to keep out, what you want to protect, cost and time involved etc but you should find information to help you make your choice here:

    Good luck!

  2. Graham Connell says:

    could i get the required fencing standard for conservation fencing please

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