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Connecting Corridors by Conservancy

This event is Fully booked- There is awaiting list.

AABR and the Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC) are hosting an all-day field trip on Saturday 31/8/19 at the Wallaroo property  to explore the natural assets of the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland and evaluate the tools and techniques being used to monitor and restore the seven vegetation types present on the CLC reserves.

The CLC stands apart as the only community-based charity successfully securing biodiversity corridors in Western Sydney and manages four reserves protecting 49 hectares of strategic habitat linkages in Western Sydney.

The field day will highlight the bush regeneration techniques being used to implement the recovery programs, such as fire, revegetation, habitat enhancement and enhancing dam biodiversity.

The monitoring tools being utilised on the site will also be showcased, CSIRO’s Checking for Change, along with weed mapping, vegetation assessments and Streamwatch.  An avian expert will be on hand throughout the day to zero in on the fleeting glimpses of the faunal friends.

Running alongside the profusion of educational opportunities will be a chance to try your hand at using the National Restoration Standards recovery wheel assessment tool.mulgoa_dam

Event details

Date : Saturday 31/8/19

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: 850-882 Mulgoa Rd, Mulgoa (see below for parking info)

Cost : Free

Catering : BYO &/ share

Bookings

Space is limited at Wallaroo, bookings are essential via Eventbrite 

Catering & clothing

Catering is a BYO share affair, where the combined offerings will produce a bush regen banquet, whether it’s a sandwich or a piece of fruit, a little can go a long way. BYO thermos as the only facility on site is a portaloo. Wear sun safe, suitable clothes for weather and walking.

Location

‘Wallaroo’ is at 850 -882 Mulgoa Rd Mulgoa but is accessed off the driveway into Penrith Waste Services at 842 Mulgoa Rd Mulgoa. If you get lost call Linda Brown on mob: 0497532949 for directions.

Proposed Agenda

09:00 – 09:15 am Welcome, safety induction and spraying boots at gravel car Park (all)mulgoa_ant

09:15 – 09:45 am Overview of ABBR, introduction to the recovery wheel

09:45 – 10:30 am Overview of Cumberland Conservancy and the reserve portfolios

10:30 – 10:45 am Birds of the Cumberland Plain

10:45 – 11:15 am Recovery of riparian and alluvial woodland

11:15 – 11:30 am Morning tea (self-catered)

11:30 – 11:45 am water quality monitoring (streamwatch and WSU)

11:45 – 12:15 pm Recovery of grasslands (fire management and re-vegetation)

12:15 – 12:45 pm Shale hill woodland and habitat logs and hollows mulgoa_leaf litter

12:45 – 13:00 pm Dams as biodiversity refuge

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch (self-catered/bush regen banquet)

13:30 – 13:45 pm Pest management

13:45 – 14:15 pm Monitoring: checking for Change, weed mapping, vegetation assessment

14:15 – 15:00 pm Summarising recovery wheel