SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
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Golden Plains Shire
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Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
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Current events

July is the peak birthing season for the Brush-tailed Phascogale. Females give birth to about six young between mid June to early August.

See the July bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.

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Brush-tailed Phascogale - vulnerable

Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988


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Jul 2017

Events in July 2017

Wednesday 5th | Volcano Dreaming Exhibition

Explore the precarious existence of one of the world’s more endangered ecosystems, the wildflower grasslands of the volcanic plains that stretch from Melbourne, across most of southern Victoria towards the border with South Australia. The exhibition shows you something of the original world of the western plains, what has happened to it, what is being done to help preserve what remains of it and what you can do to help.

Location: Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong Level 1 Kanyul karrung (Youth space)
Contact: Jess Lill Corangamite CMA | Phone: 03 5232 9100


Join the Friends of Bannockburn Bush for our 20th Annual Yellow Gum Flowering Festival. Learn about the hidden treasures within this fragile little Reserve on a guided nature walk. Guest speaker Trevor Prescott will discuss the importance of this winter blossom and progress with the Field Nats fauna surveys. Have a chat around a warm fire with a hot cup of soup. We will base ourselves approx. 50m in from the main gate on the Bannockburn – Shelford Road. Park and walk in or drive in from Old Base Rd South. Bring a seat.

Location: Bannockburn Bush Reserve, Bannockburn
Contact: Stuart McCallum | Phone: 0438 904 961

Wednesday 26th | 2nd Coastal Research and Development Forum

Corangamite CMA will host its second Coastal Research and Development Forum for natural resource managers, land managers and community members. The event will focus on presenting research relevant to coastal and marine environments. The forum this year includes presenters from Museum Victoria, Melbourne University, Victoria University, The Nature Conservancy Australia, and Australis Biological. This is a free event. RSVP by Monday 17 July 2017.

Location: Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds
Contact: Polly Matthews | Phone: 0407 341 350

Thursday 27th | Public input to VEAC Central West Investigation area

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) wants to hear from the community about values, uses and management issues in the Central West Investigation area. VEAC have identified 20 state forests in the central west of the state in need of better protection and management, including the Wombat (near Daylesford), Wellsford (near Bendigo), Mt Cole (west of Ballarat) and the Pyrenees. You do not need to be an expert – anyone can share why they believe these forests are important and should be better protected.

Location: Woodend Community Centre, High Street and Forest Street, Woodend
Contact: Matt Ruchel, Executive Director VEAC