A semi-regular look at the people and organisations working with and caring for the environment in the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority area.
Feral Deer - what can be done and what is being done to lessen the problem
32:58This week, Gerard speaks with Peter Jacobs from the Victorian Deer Control Community Network and Jillian Stanton chair of the South Gippsland Landcare network and President of Tarwin Landcare Group and a beef producer at Cape Liptrap, about the issue and growing issue of feral deer. Links mentioned in this episode: Victorian Deer Control Community Network: https://vdccn.org.au/ South Gippsland Landcare Network Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/southgippslandlandcarenetwork South Gippsland Landcare Network website https://www.sgln.net.au/ The Feral Deer forum mentioned in the pod is being held on Sunday March 26 at Meeniyan. Go to the SG Landcare Network's Event page to find out more. This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
Climate change and Australian farming - what can we expect?
36:10This week, Gerard is joined by Professor Richard Eckard from the University of Melbourne School of Agriculture and Food Systems who walks us through the current pressure points and what Australian farmers can expect in the coming years. As ever if you would like to get in touch with the pod you can do so [email protected] This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
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The Woodside Landcare Group - Koala habitat and passionfruit sponge
23:26This week, Gerard gets around the kitchen table with Rosemary and Fergus Irving to chat about a 40 year revegetation program on their own farm as well as the work of the Woodside Landcare Group over the last 25 years. The group was recently succesful in receiving a Victorian Landcare Grant to assist with developing koala habitat and a wildlife corridor on the Irving farm. Links mentioned in this episode: WGCMA media release about the Victorian Landcare Grants https://www.wgcma.vic.gov.au/news/latest-news/supporting-landcare-volunteers-across-west-gippsland This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
Adapting landscapes to meet demands of climate change
25:32This week, Gerard chats with Mary and Howard Connor about a wetland re-creation project on their Avon River property and dairy farmer Anthony Cliff about the work he is doing on and around the Nuntin Creek to increase biodiversity, shelter and flood management. Links mentioned in this episode: Video of Mary and Howard talking about thieir project https://youtu.be/jz6sxcChOtA This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
Award winning community wetlands
29:02This week, Gerard chats with the wonderful committee from the Heyfield Wetlands: Wendy Rhodes, Mike Kube and Barry Donahoe about the 20 year project and the simply amazing result to construct a wetlands on an old racecourse. This is a wonderful project an dthe three guests share the story of the community coming together to construct the wetlands, which were recently acknowledged at the River Basin Management Awards (a bit like the Logies for natural Resource Management!) This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
Happy birthday to us! 25 years of the WGCMA
36:412022 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of Victoria's Catchment Management Authorities. In this episode of Gippslandcapes we look back at that quarter century with the help of some of the staff from the WGCMA as they recall major events and emerging issues over that time. This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
The regeneration of the Callignee Landcare Group
43:11This week, Gerard speaks with Anita Charles, President of the Callignee Landcare Group. They walk a site near Flynns Creeek and sicuss the group, its membership, the work it is doing and the challenges and rewards of establishing a Landcare group during a global pandemic. The best way of keeping in touch with what’s happing in your local landcare community is to find your local catchment management authority website and have a fish around there – so if you’re in the West Gippy CMA patch, go to wgcma.vic.gov.au and then click on the getting involved link on left hand side… This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
Gippsland Intrepid - Landcare for a new generation
37:08This week, Gerard speaks with Kelsey Tong and Brita Jobling from Gippsland Intrepid Landcare. The group comprises 18-35 year olds and brings a fresh and younger perspective on Landcare and environmental work. Kelsey and Brita are great guests who speak passionaltly about the environment and the way young people might view issues like climate change and all that it holds for their generation. Links mentioned in this episode: https://gippslandintrepid.com/ https://www.facebook.com/gippslandintrepidlandcare This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm