Tag Archives: sustainable natural resources management

Black box trees in glorious flower!

Black box trees flower mostly in summer, right? Wrong!! At least this year, for the first time since the start of monitoring black box in 2004, the majority of trees are in full glorious flower in winter! The working hypothesis … Continue reading

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Just add water

It’s so simple — just add water and watch the magic as wetlands respond. The magic is happening at Yarra Creek in the Murray Valley upstream of Waikerie, thanks to environmental water that has been pumped into the site since … Continue reading

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Healthy spring growth in mid-north does not include red gum seedlings

In September 2015 the mid-north of South Australia is a sea of green and gold, with the intense green of lush grain crops interspersed with the brilliant yellow of canola and bordered by native golden wattles and senna bushes. Streams … Continue reading

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Where is our $550?

The Prime Minister keeps saying that every household is $550 better off due to the scrapping of the carbon tax. Yesterday he said that the best thing he has done for Australian women is the extra $550 in their household … Continue reading

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20:80 Vision for Sustainable Landscapes

Setting a target for the future for sustainable Australian landscapes, we should aim for a 20:80 mix of native ecosystems alongside agricultural production. Cropping landscapes need borders and corridors of trees and bushes threading across the pattern of fields. We are way behind … Continue reading

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Need to Know

How much do we need to know about nature to live sustainably? And who needs to know? Dr Sheryn Pitman emphasises the fundamental need for the community to know enough and to share their knowledge in order to make the … Continue reading

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Shades of Green and Gold

Driving through the mid-north of South Australia in late Spring, the landscapes match the national colours of green and gold – the vibrant green of healthy grain crops and the glorious gold of canola blooms. The outlook is promising for … Continue reading

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