Upcoming Events

Threatened Mallee Birds Project 

The Desert Heathlands of north-western Victoria and eastern South Australia are vital for the future of many threatened Mallee bird species. However, we currently know almost nothing about the locations of Threatened Mallee Birds in these environments.

Volunteers needed for these trips:
Trip 1: 23 Apr –1 May
Trip 2: 14 May –22 May
Trip 3: 4 Jun –12 Jun
Trip 4: 9 Jul –17 Jul
Trip 5: 23 Jul –31 Jul
Trip 6: 13 Aug –21 Aug
Trip 7: 27 Aug –4 Sep
Trip 8: 10 Sep –18 Sep
Trip 9: 24 Sep –2 Oct
Trip 10: 8 Oct –16 Oct

Download the flyer for full details 

To register your interest, contact:
Dr. Simon Verdon S.Verdon@Latrobe.edu.au

Citizen Scientists Improve Black Box Woodlands 

Would you like to be involved in Black Box woodland research?

Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is seeking interest from community groups or individuals who would like to be involved in a citizen science project being undertaken at the Hattah Lakes Ramsar site to:

  • Increase community awareness of Black Box woodlands
  • Improve understanding of Black Box ecology
  • Improve management of Black Box woodlands

With technical guidance being provided by recognised experts from the Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI), participants will establish a Black Box regeneration field trial and investigate the impact of different management options on seedling survival and growth.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the ecology of this internationally recognised site, while gaining practical experience in field-based monitoring techniques to help address a key knowledge gap.

Citizen Science activities being planned for this year include three half-day field days at the Hattah Lakes in April and May, with transport to the site provided from central pick up points.

Scroll down to see our Hattah-Kulkyne National Park Black Box Regeneration video

Are you interested in:

  • Participating in citizen science?
  • Sharing knowledge about Black Box woodlands and Hattah Lakes ecology & management?
  • Meeting like-minded people?

If you would like to find out more about this project, or express your interest, please contact Stephanie Robinson at the Mallee Catchment Management Authority on 0497 771 999 or stephanie.robinson@malleecma.com.au