Islands in the sky

I live in the Box Ironbark country of Central Victoria. We don’t have any mountains here, just nice rolling landscapes of hill and valley, and occasional plains. We do have some nice hills, that are just high enough to be different to the surrounding plains. The standout is Lanjanuc (Mt Alexander). It rises about 350…

a community vision for Barkers Creek

Bringing people together to dream, champion, advise and sustainably manage the future of the Barkers Creek between the Botanic Gardens and Camp Reserve, Castlemaine You are invited to a creek side lunch to focus attention on the Creek.What would we like to see here in the creek’s riparian zone?People will have the opportunity to make…

Aboriginal burning: how much, how often?

An interesting piece lifted directly from the website of the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests (Mt Alexander Region). A CSIRO fire management report on Aboriginal burning in the Great Western Woodlands of south western WA has revealed some interesting facts about traditional approaches to fire in the woodlands. The report was written to document the Ngadju…