Land­care fo­cus on threat­ened species

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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 .

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