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A great community day in the South Australian arid lands

This May Bush Heritage participated in 'NEP-Fest' – the North East Pastoral Natural Resources Group Field Day, at Weekaroo Station (a sheep Station pursuing sustainable management). Weekaroo is a neighbour of our Boolcoomatta Station Reserve. Glen Norris (Healthy Landscapes Manager SA & Victoria), Katrina Blake (Access & Visitation Coordinator) and Jo Axford (Community Engagement WA & SA) made the trek to Weekaroo with Boolcoomatta staff Di and… Read more »

Beautiful Boolcoomatta

In May I travelled to the beautiful Boolcoomatta Station Reserve in South Australia. On my way there I was fortunate to meet up with some of Bush Heritage's fantastic Adelaide-based volunteers. This was a great opportunity to meet one another, put a face-to-a-name, and provide an update on the South Australian program. From there I headed to Broken Hill with Katrina Blake (Access & Visitation Coordinator). What… Read more »

Mapping cats at Boolcoomatta

Hi! I’m Emily and I'm a science intern here at Boolcoomatta Reserve in the arid rangelands of South Australia. My primary focus over the next two months is to collect data on the distribution of feral cats here. Feral cats are arguably Australia’s most devastating introduced species. They've been linked to the decline and extinction of many birds, reptiles and small mammals. Here at… Read more »

Hector & Sadie; clean & tidy

One the less glamorous but necessary jobs for Bush Heritage staff who live and work on remote reserves, is the management of household rubbish and other waste materials.  Another is keeping reserve infrastructure such visitors quarters, machinery sheds, workshops etc. well maintained plus efficient in terms of the resources they use, such as water, power and gas.  We call these jobs our “Hector – trash collector”… Read more »

Rehab success

Various infiltration and soil erosion mitigation techniques have been applied in some areas on Bon Bon Station Reserve over the past few years, where we've had the tools (and advice) available to start a repair process.  We've some attached photos here to show the results so far. Read more »

The Green Army digging trenches for Bon Bon

I work in the mid-north of South Australia as a supervisor/team leader for a company called Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) with a green army government program. Part of my job is to ensure the youth who participate, gain skills necessary for them to gain further employment, but that isn’t all. It’s also my responsibility to ensure that this team gets a better understanding of… Read more »

Summer caretaking at Boolcoomatta - a shared experience (part II)

Neil and Kate Stone and their two children, Emily and Daniel, took over the responsibility of caretaking Boolcoomatta Reserve from Meredith and Tony Geyer a few days after Christmas. They spent a day with the Geyers running through the day-to-day duties and then were left to their own devices for a 3-week adventure on one of our most iconic properties. Read more »

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