13 Sept 2019 – David Cheal talk on habitat restoration

David Cheal is the guest presenter at the September 2019 Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club meeting.  David is currently the Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Management at Federation University, which is a continuation of a highly successful career in many fields of ecology (click here for further info about his research interests).  His talk is titled Habitat Restoration in the Mallee – major landscape improvements over the last 25 years or so.

Of this talk, David writes “There has been a campaign to control & reduce browsing & grazing pressure in the Mallee Parks for a few decades now.  We know how much time, effort & budget was spent on these campaigns, but have these campaigns been successful?  Have the habitats and the natural environment generally responded positively?  Where exactly is recovery evident?  What have we learned about such long-term degradation and long-term oriented recovery?  This presentation reports an objective assessment of recovery and future directions to further this encouraging process.”

This monthly CFNC meeting will be held at the usual time and location – from 7.30pm on the second Friday of the month – 13 September – in the Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Art Gallery and Museum).  All members are all encouraged to attend and, as always, visitors are also very welcome.  There is no cost for entry, and no need for RSVPs.

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