Friends of Grasslands activity

To: <>
Subject: Friends of Grasslands activity
From: "Jack and Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 21:34:08 +1000
Subscribers may be interested in joining in with the following activity proposed by the Friends of Grasslands.
Jack Holland

Visit to Scottsdale

On Saturday 10 March the Friends of Grasslands (FOG) will Visit to Scottsdale from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Scottsdale is a 1300ha grassy ecosystem property north of Bredbo (NSW), which was purchased by Bush Heritage in early December 2006, as part of the Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) project of which FOG is an active member.  This will be the first opportunity for FOG members to visit Scottsdale which contains some exciting grassy ecosystem vegetation, and some real weed challenges.  Come and learn about and/or contribute to Bush Heritage?s plans to restore the degraded pasture, dominated by African love grass (ALG) and serrated tussock (ST), to natural grasslands, and the plans for the recovery of other grassy ecosystems on the property.  The trip will include a visit to Ingelara (a property just north of Scottsdale) to hear about Pete Bottomley and Gina Osborne?s, and Tobias and Beatrice Koenig's work on replacing ALG and ST with native pasture.

The plan for the day is to meet on the Monaro Highway, just south of Johnson Drive (Tuggeranong) and visit Ingelara from 9:30 am to 11 am and Scottsdale from 11:30 am to 4 pm. At Ingelara Tobias will describe their strategies and methods which are based on a holistic/organic practices and show people around.  At Scottsdale Owen Whitaker and Lauren Van Dyke will outline the K2C project and the Scottsdale component, and will show us an ALG site (before lunch), and the river and the woodland heights (after lunch).  Lunch will be a barbeque planned for 1 pm.  For morning tea, FOG will provide hot water, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, juice and biscuits, and for lunch sausages (or meat substitute), onions, bread, coffee, tea, etc.  We plan to charge $5 per head, payable on the day, to cover costs.   

For catering and possibly car pooling purposes, contact Geoff Robertson on 6241 4065 or

If you have received this transmission in error please notify us immediately by return e-mail and delete all copies. If this e-mail or any attachments have been sent to you in error, that error does not constitute waiver of any confidentiality, privilege or copyright in respect of information in the e-mail or attachments.

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU