I am writing in regards to the plant detectability and survey standards study I am conducting as part of my PhD research at RMIT. Last year, I was fortunate get over 100 surveys conducted in Melbourne's grassland - thank you again to everyone who helped out. The time has come again for me to head out into the grasslands for another round of surveys.
An excellent short course in the identification, ecology and management of wild grasses. 24 contact hours over 4 weeks. 2 options. See the flyer. If you're interested enrol promptly as places fill quickly.
Seminar in the Dandenongs next 19 April 2007. The Weed Society of Victoria have kept the cost down for their next wonderful Seminar in an attempt to attract Friends of groups and other community groups. A small flyer about the seminar is available from their Secretary, Ros Shepherd email@example.com ph/fax 03 9576 2949
This Ai Group forum will provide updates, and practical advice on how to deal with recent environmental and compliance changes; address strategies for improving environmental performance; and help in the identification of Federal and State Government funding to implement environmental improvements.Details here.
Preliminary planning is underway, in consultation with project supporters, other interested groups and the ANPC Committee. The workshop will be based on previous ANPC native vegetation workshops, but will be tailored to the specific needs of the ACT region.
The two-day workshop will include sessions by local and regional experts on topics such as ecological principles for successful rehabilitation, management issues and techniques, learning from case studies.
There will also be a significant field component, including demonstrations of techniques, discussions of management issues and rehabilitation approaches, field identification of grassland plants.
IFFA's workshop on habitat assessment and Ecological Vegetation Classes was held on Sunday 15 May. James Todd spoke on the Native Vegetation Framework and conservation significance, assessing gains in vegetation given management inputs and using tools for regulation and assessment.
Pat Vaughan, Environmental Coordinator from the City of Banyule spoke on Banyule's environmental program and in particular how they are mapping and managing their native vegetation.