Hunter Region Landcare Network and Hunter Local Landcare Services Partnership Project
Project Partnership with HunterLLS – Habitat Enhancement with Fire and Steel
July 17, 2016

Habitat Enhancement with Fire and Steel

18/6/16 at progress Hall, 197 Skye Point Rd

Outcome achieved

  • 40minute discussion/presentation on habitat enhancement and the value of hollows by Jarrah Hume-Cook
  • 1.5hr field demonstration of advanced chainsaw techniques by Jarrah Hume-Cook
  • 30 minute presentation on native plants for habitat enhancement by Ann Loughran
    • Sold items were 36 plants ,1 Native or Weed pick the difference book
  • 15 minute powerpoint and picture presentation of the pre burn process and monitoring techniques and 45min walk around the Stansfield burn site by Suzanne Pritchard (CPPA)
  • Networking by local landcare organisations that are in a position to influence different approaches to habitat enhancement.
    • Lake Macquarie Landcare- Committee rep- Lois Simpson
    • Lake Macquarie Landcare-] Green Team supervisor- Craig Whitford
    • Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group rep- JohnGill-
    • HRLN Secretary Wendy Heys
    • Ann Loughran- TIN committee
    • CPPA Landcarers- Robyn Gill, Suzanne Pritchard
  • 2 landcare volunteer sign-ups for landcaring ‘in the Hunter region’
  • Displays from
    • CPPA landcare incuding nestboxes, monitoring, native plants and weed books and information to take
    • TIN- plants, books and information to take
    • Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
    • Lake Macquarie Landcare
    • Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood group

Number of attendees

  • Attendees 11 in total
    • 6 locals
    • 2 people from Cessnock who signed-up for landcaring ‘in the Hunter region’
    • 3 visitors, including WHRLN rep
    • additional support from 4 CPPA members to set up and pack up the displays

Promotional support

  • CPPA
    • May and June Coal Point Chronicle
    • Facebook event
    • Eventbrite event
    • Poster of event
    • E-news reminder
  • HRLN events listing on website
  • Lake Mac Landcare
    • e-newsletter
    • JuneUrban Landcarer ,
  • Lake Macquarie FM 97.3 facebook post
  • LMCC Eco-Advocate,
  • Toronto Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

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