Landcare focus on threatened species
THE Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group ( UOVLG) is raising awareness about threatened species and their role in caring for the unique environment of the Upper Ovens Valley.
UOVLG president, Peter Jacobs, said that the group is starting to prepare an environmental plan for the Upper Ovens Valley that will guide the conservation and rehabilitation work of the group in the future.
“Awareness of spe- cies and vegetation communities that are threatened, vulnerable or depleted is really important for planning,” he said.
“These include the Swampy Riparian Woodlands along the rivers to the Alpine Peatlands on Mt Buffalo.
“We want to involve the community in this journey.”
To start this process, the Landcare group has invited Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning senior biodiversity officer Glen Johnson, who is very experienced with threatened species in this area and the work of Landcare, to give a presentation to the community and take questions.
His discussion will include experience with conserving the threatened Regent Honeyeater in the Box Ironbark Woodlands nearby.
The talk will be on Tuesday, September 19 at 8.00pm at Shimla Restaurant in Bright.
Mr Jacobs said the talk will follow the Group’s AGM and annual dinner.
“Everyone is invited so if you are interested in wanting to know more about threatened species in your backyard, come along,” he said
For more information about the presentation or about joining the Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group, contact the secretary Peter Stokie on 0409 356 426 .