Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Wildfires ignored

Wildfires ignored

Parks Victoria’s draft land management strategy has been strongly criticised by the Howitt Society for completely ignoring the biggest threat to Victoria’s native forests –massive wildfires. The society, in its submission to the review of the draft strategy, said prevention of large, high-intensity bushfires was the fundamental requirement for land management in the bushfire-prone forests....
Nature’s recovery post bushfire

Nature’s recovery post bushfire

This weekend Dr Graeme Lorimer returns to Far East Gippsland for a series of events in bushfire impacted communities.  The aim of these workshops is to explain the ecology of plant regrowth post fire and why sometimes you see a profusion of a particular species and what that might mean.  An example of this might be black wattle. As he will explain they may not be such a bad thing after...
Leo earns nomination

Leo earns nomination

Mallacoota’s Leo op den Brouw has been nominated for a 2022 Australian of the Year Victorian local hero award. Leo, a Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer, is one of 16 Victorian nominated across the Australian of the Year, Young Australian, Senior Australian and Local Hero categories, which feature a young man making meals for healthcare workers, a koala conservationist, the...
Honeycomb a wild success

Honeycomb a wild success

Six years ago, Craig Terrell and a close friend decided to attempt to breed natural resilient honeybees.  What has followed has been the most intriguing of discoveries for the bee keeper and founder of niche business Wild Honeycomb. Mr Terrell discussed his six-year journey with the Snowy River Mail last week, detailing the lengthy, but successful, process in harvesting honey. When first...
A ‘P-Bachelor’ educational precinct

A ‘P-Bachelor’ educational precinct

The challenge of raising educational achievement levels in the Orbost district offers a significant innovation opportunity, according to Orbost and District Future Economy Project manager, Tim Cotter. He says the relative physical remoteness requires rethinking typical educational provision.  “This is occurring already with the announcement for a P-12 campus in Orbost and earlier thinking...
Moogji project a winner

Moogji project a winner

Tammy Bundle recalls taking long walks as a child in bushland just outside the Orbost township along the Bonang Road. On those adventures, she would walk past a house on farmland, about three kilometres north of the town, and admire it. Over the years whenever she passed by the property, Ms Bundle’s connection to it remained unchanged. Now the chief executive officer of Moogji Aboriginal...

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