Sunday 2 Aug 2015 – ‘Living with Wildlife and Fire’ workshop
Posted on 30 June, 2015 by Connecting Country
To kick start our Spring 2015 program, Connecting Country are running the ‘Living with Wildlife and Fire’ workshop on a beautiful property in Strangways which is managed for wildlife. Fire is a considered element for the landholders living on the property.
Participants will hear from four experts including Chris Johnston who will be facilitating the session, Owen Goodings (CFA – Statewide Team Leader Vegetation Management), David Cheal (Fire Ecologist – ex-DEPI and now School of Science, Information Technology & Engineering, Federation University) and Julie Whitfield (Field Ecologist, ex-DEPI and now Amaryllis Environmental)
Attendee will also hear from landholder Andrew Skeoch, who is proud to share his life with wallabies, kangaroos, sugar gliders, even occasionally koalas, plus a wealth of birdlife including Square-tailed Kites that bred nearby last year, and the rare Painted Button-quail that he sometimes sees among the tussock grasses.
Through practical exercises on the day, participants will be encouraged to develop their own ideas about how they could manage fire risk at their own property.
This workshop is the first of four in the Spring series which aims to give participants skills and knowledge, and also allow them to meet and chat with other landholders from the local area.
Lunch is provided and travel by bus to site from Castlemaine is available. Pick-ups from Newstead are also possible.
Click below to see the workshop flyers for the whole program and download the registration forms:
The sessions are aimed at people who are managing land in the local area, and who are also interested in improving their property’s conservation and/or productive values. Sessions all have specialist presenters, cover some basic theory and focus on practical information, skills and resources. Places are limited, but there will be a waiting list in the event of cancellations. See the registration form for more information, and how to book.