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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Current events

During June the Orange-bellied Parrot  is found over-wintering in coastal wetland areas of southern Victoria. These parrots have migrated from Tasmania where their breeding grounds are found. Because the survival of this species is in such a perilous state the Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Team is introducing some new management techniques.

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


Orange-bellied Parrot - critically endangered

Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988


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Jun 2017

Events in June 2017

Friday 9th | 7th one day Biodiversity Across the Borders Conference

Theme: Restoration Challenges for the 21st Century. The conference will focus on: Restoration outcomes – evidence based example from case studies (eg: plants, animals, terrestrial, aquatic) • Working with the community in restoration projects – what works, what are we learning? • Biodiversity offsets – achieving the best outcomes, lessons learned for restoration and conservation, future issues. • Looking to the future – landscape transformations and the priority for restoration. This conference is jointly hosted by the Federation University Australia, La Trobe University, Deakin University, Victoria University, Charles Sturt University, University of Melbourne, Parks Victoria and other research partners. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Sam Lake, and Plenary talks will be delivered by:  Dr Tein McDonald; A/Prof. Philip Gibbons and Prof. Don Driscoll. For natural resource managers, it is an excellent opportunity to learn about new applied research outcomes and what they mean for you. For researchers it is a great way to communicate your work in a way that can make a real difference. Free event but registration required see link.

Location: Mt. Helen campus (Ballarat), Federation University Australia

Tuesday 13th | 8th Plains Tender Landholder forum - open to community

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is holding this forum to provide the opportunity for landholders to get together and share experiences, learn about what others are doing, and listen to presentations on relevant topics about the Victorian Volcanic Plain.   This forum is all about the Swagman’s Lighthouse, otherwise known as Mt Elephant, including formation, vegetation and current management; followed by a trip to the crater at the top of the mount.  The CCMA have extended this invitation to all landholders and community members interested in the region. Free event but booking required contact Jess Lill by Tuesday 6 June.

Location: Mt Elephant Visitor Centre, Hamilton Hwy, Derrinallum
Contact: Jess Lill CCMA | Phone: 0477 719 149

Tuesday 13th | Wider Geelong Flora Lecture – Orchids

The Geelong Field Naturalists Club welcomes interested persons to hear Guest Speaker: Emily Noble, Ballarat Field Naturalists Club speak about native orchids. Cupper starts at 7 pm.

Location: Geelong Botanic Gardens Meeting room
Contact: John Bell Geelong Field Naturalists Club | Phone: 52613543 or 0417143191

Wednesday 21st | Victorian Volcanic Plains Research & Development Forum

The Corangamite CMA will host its 5th Research & Development Forum for natural resource managers, landholders and  community members with a focus on the Victorian Volcanic Plains bioregion. Speakers: Neville Rosengren,  Prof. Ian McNiven,  Dr. Michelle Casanova,  Dr Adam Miller and Dr. Lauren Veale Free Event  booking required RSVP Jess Lill by 14 June. 

Location: Caro Convention Centre, Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus.
Contact: Jess Lill, CCMA Catchment Officer | Phone: 0477 719 149

Wednesday 28th | Living landscapes of the volcanic plain - Stony Knolls

This is a Greening Australia Event and a chance to walk amoungst the woodlands. Learn how to identify what species of plants grow amongst the Stony Knolls, which plants are indigenous to the Stony Knolls, which are weeds? What are the clues to find native fauna or feral pests? Also how to plant trees amongst stones and rocks. Morning tea & light lunch provided / RSVP by Friday 23rd June to Anna Carrucan, 0427 047 413.

Location: At the end of Scotts Road, Wool Wool Lake Corangamite area
Contact: Anna Carrucan, Greening Australia | Phone: 0427 047 413

Friday 30th | 2017 Growing Connections Biodiversity Forum

Western Port Biosphere is holding this event so interested people can hear the latest news from the Western Port Biosphere, Councils, Landcare & Community Groups. Further details will be provided soon.

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Contact: Karen Sprey, Communications & Community Engagement Manager | Phone: 03 59792 167

Friday 30th | NAIDOC Week art exhibition

As part of the Lake Bolac Eel Festival & NAIDOC week the organisers are delighted to show work by young Djab Wurrung artist Heidi Chatfield and Gunditjmara artist Shane Lovett, exhibiting together at Lake Bolac, a traditional meeting place. Official opening at 5 pm by Uncle Ted Lovett.

Location: Lake Bolac Information & Business Centre
Contact: Una Allender, Lake Bolac Eel Festival