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Native Grasses: Short Courses Now Open

Posted on 1 October, 2012 by Connecting Country

Would you like to improve your native grass identification skills? Are you interested in learning more about managing native grasses? 

Expressions of interest are now being accepted by the North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) for two native grass identification short courses. The two-day courses are expected to be held in Bendigo during November 2012 and will cover identifying features, importance and ecology of Australian grasses.

One course will cater for professionals working in agriculture and natural resource management, with the other course tailored to farmers, Landcare members and Trust for Nature covenanters.

The interactive courses will be presented by local botanist and ecologist Paul Foreman and will involve lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory, followed by a field trip.

Expressions of interest are required no later than Monday 15 October, 2012. Please note that expressions of interest will only be accepted from people living in the North Central CMA region. Places are strictly limited.

The courses are funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Landcare Facilitator project hosted by the North Central CMA, the Victorian Government’s Landcare Program and Trust for Nature.

For more information contact Communications Officer, North Central CMA on (03) 5448 7124  or email:



2 responses to “Native Grasses: Short Courses Now Open”

  1. chris says:

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks for your questions.
    I suspect that the grass course for professionals working in agriculture and natural resource management would suit you best. However, I’m not really sure as Connecting Country isn’t actually running the course, just helping to promote it. For more information about the courses, it’d be best for you to contact the Communications Officer at the North Central CMA on (03) 5448 7124 or email:

  2. linda duffy says:

    Hi – I am interested in the native grass identification for the non-professionals.
    I’m not from central victoria, so am notfamiliar with many local species.
    I do work at DSE, but I work with sustainability projects on energy, behaviour change, waste etc, not on biodiversity, so I’m not sure which group I’m best to do the course with, but basically I am a beginner.
    Any info would help, what dates in November do you think courses are likely to be?

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