big woodland research grant

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Subject: big woodland research grant
From: "Ian Fraser" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 16:05:20 +1000
You probably already knew about this, but I didn't. It's just been announced that Envt ACT has received an $807,000 grant from the Australian Research Council for research into the recovery of threatened species in ACT woodlands. Wildlife Research and Monitoring will be working with David Lindenmayer and others from ANU CRES. Inter alia, over 5 years it will help with research into recovery of threatened woodland plants and animals, particularly birds and small mammals. Also looking at the effects of replacing fallen timber, fox control, use of fire to manage fuel hazards and the management of grazing by stock and kangaroos. [I shall try to keep an open mind on the qn of cattle grazing in reserves for mngt - I do trust the people involved.] The focus will be on Mullies and Goorooyarroo.

Potentially very exciting news, I think - as long as govt doesn't meantime decide the reserves would be more use as a freeway route...
Ian Fraser,  
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