Category Archives: Volunteer work

Planting for the Future: Regenerative and Restorative Agriculture

AUGUSTA MUTTON U6077630 Perrumba, an Aboriginal word for wattle blossom, is a permaculture-based farm in Bungonia, New South Wales. This land has been under the care of Debbie Hunt and Kieron Malone for over 7 years now, where they are … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Invading Jerrabomberra Creek Territory

u7034198 by Christian Piton In September, I spent two weekends removing some of the invasive willow species found within the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve. The ParkCare ranger, who is a member of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, was unsure … Continue reading

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Carbon credit calculations at Scottsdale Reserve

I am very interested in the concept of carbon sequestration credits, and the idea that companies with high emissions can put money towards projects that work to remove carbon out of the atmosphere, namely through planting trees. However, due to … Continue reading

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Creating an ALA survey for Widespread Snow-gum Dieback in the Australian High Country

Jozef Meyer

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One man’s rodent, is another man’s treasure

I volunteered with Kiarrah Smith, a PhD student at ANU, over two mornings in early September. Kiarrah’s research is based on the fundamental questions of best practice for rebuilding mammal communities and the effects of these reintroductions on the recipient … Continue reading

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Contributions to Biodiversity Conservation by Volunteers

By Adam McLachlan On a rainy Saturday in September I join Marty, the ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) ParkCare Ranger on what is fairly typical weekend day for him. His job is to facilitate and support the volunteer efforts … Continue reading

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A Dam Fine Job!: ACT ParkCare along the Upper Murrumbidgee River Corridor

  This is Ranger Bernie’s ParkCare team who spend Thursday mornings undertaking conservation activities along the Upper Murrumbidgee River Corridor (UMRC), on the southern outskirts of Canberra, ACT. The Murrumbidgee River is the third largest water source of the Murray-Darling … Continue reading

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The Practicalities of Habitat Regeneration at Mt Majura

Thomas Paine – U7013853 Habitat loss is the largest threat to biodiversity and whilst fires in the Amazon capture headlines, degradation has occurred much closer to home. Recently I had the opportunity to understand the historical degradation of a box … Continue reading

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Environmental offsets – involving the community for a better Canberra

Author: u5641612 Biodiversity offsets have taken storm as a policy safeguard for development. They came into effect in Canberra in 2015 through the ACT Environmental Offsets Policy (EOP), a statutory policy under the Planning and Development Act 2007. The EOP … Continue reading

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MEANINGS OF CONSERVATION

MEANINGS OF CONSERVATION WHAT DOES CONSERVATION MEAN? In a space like Murrumbidgee River Corridor (MRC), which houses more than 600 species along the river, including several threatened ones, such as Mountain Cress (Alpine Drabastrum) and Anchor Plant (Discaria pubescens) [3, … Continue reading

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