SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
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Current events

August is the start of the Dwarf Galaxias spawning season which lasts through to September.

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

Dwarf Galaxias

Dwarf Galaxias - endangered

Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988

 

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Events in August 2017

Tuesday 1st | 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. We urge anyone who can to attend VEAC’s community drop-in sessions.

Location: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Road, Daylesford
Contact: Matt Ruchel, Executive Director VEAC

Thursday 3rd | 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. We urge anyone who can to attend VEAC’s community drop-in sessions.

Location: Avoca Town Hall, Corner of Rutherford Street and Cambridge Street, Avoca
Contact: Matt Ruchel, Executive Director VEAC

Saturday 5th | Provenance of Plants for Indigenous Plantings forum

Public event hosted by Indigenous Flora & Fauna Association. This forum is for anyone involved in prescribing, planning, growing, procuring or installing plants of local provenance. It will revisit the many reasons why local provenance has been favoured for indigenous plantings, and discuss the circumstances in which those motivations are trumped by the need for broadening gene pools, e.g. climate change or inbreeding. Presentations from leading Australian experts including: Dr Maurizio Rossetto (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney); Dr Linda Broadhurst (Aust. Natl. Herbarium); Dr Liz James (Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne); Prof Ary Hoffmann (University of Melbourne); as well as presentations from sector professionals presentations from leading Australian experts including: Dr Maurizio Rossetto (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney); Dr Linda Broadhurst (Aust. Natl. Herbarium); Dr Liz James (Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne); Prof Ary Hoffmann (University of Melbourne); as well as presentations from sector professionals. More details on Facebook.  

Location: Mueller Hall, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens
Contact: Susie Inglis

Saturday 12th | Habitat planting for Regent Honeyeater

The Regent Honeyeater project is undertaking major revegetation to create new habitat. The sites are part of a major Biolink from Lurg to the Wetlands.  We have plenty of great sites available that will improve ecosystems and give benefits into the future for the endangered wildlife. We can supply accommodation in the Scout and Guides halls in Benalla in the form of mattresses and an evening meal on Saturday and an onsite lunch on Sunday. Volunteers for planting all or part of the week-end most welcome -   You’ll enjoy beautiful  scenery,    good fun,  free food,  new friends and great  sense  of  achievement.  

Location: Lurg Hills near Benalla
Contact: Andie Guerin, Field Officer with the Regent Honeyeater Project

Saturday 26th | Habitat planting for Regent Honeyeater

The Regent Honeyeater project is undertaking major revegetation to create new habitat. The sites are part of a major Biolink from Lurg to the Wetlands.  We have plenty of great sites available that will improve ecosystems and give benefits into the future for the endangered wildlife. We can supply accommodation in the Scout and Guides halls in Benalla in the form of mattresses and an evening meal on Saturday and an onsite lunch on Sunday. Volunteers for planting all or part of the week-end most welcome -   You’ll enjoy beautiful  scenery, good fun,  free food,  new friends and great  sense  of  achievement.  

Location: Lurg Hills near Benalla
Contact: Andie Guerin, Field Officer with the Regent Honeyeater Project