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JULY 2017 News

We had a good look at Salvator Rd. gully, and decided to go back in October. It was a bit difficult to see how much weed needs to be removed. (winter time). Also, a plan is supposed to be drawn up for the area, with regard to an improved track.

On the Sunday the old fence around the little dry pond near Janets Pond was removed. The two COH staff with their trucks were a great help. As we were sweeping over the hillside at the end of Forest Rd., cleared with the help of the Australian Conservation Volunteers a few years ago,  it was good to see how it has recovered, and only small seedlings of gorse needed to be pulled up.

JUNE 2017 News

This past month’s activities were spent going over the cut area at 193 Forest Rd., and doing some wayleave maintenance on the South Hobart power line spur, and roving weeding in the area above the Sandy Spit track.

We have decided to donate $250 to Landcare Tasmania.

The COH’s Fire and Biodiversity Team has erected road markers in the reserve.

This month we will be looking at a new area, that has recently, officially, been added to the reserve. It’s the creek gully next to, and towards the end of Salvator Rd. This is an urban open area, surrounded by houses.

May 2017 News

The pressure was on, and all the big gorse and hawthorn were cut on no. 193 Forest Rd. Ready for the big burn!   And then the burn never happened.

With a little rain now and again in March and April, the moisture content at ground level was too high, not good for a burn. So now the burn may happen in spring or possibly next autumn.

Our activity days went well. It was surprising how many little seedlings of Euryops came back after last year’s burn near Mt. Stuart. Three quarter of the wayleave was checked, and the small quarries near Forest Rd. car park gone over for weeds.

Robyn M. and Jim A. were our representatives at the yearly COH ‘Volunteer Recognition Awards’.


April 2017 News

This month we have worked in three different places.

  • Cutting and pasting old growth gorse at no. 193 Forest Rd.
  • Hand pulling Euryops seedlings at the Mt. Stuart end of the reserve.
  • Combining with the Valley Street Group to remove gorse seedlings from the Leonard Wall Reserve. The weather was not too good but we had five people from FOLK. The Valley St. group is very small and with the convener unavoidably away, so no-one was able to attend from that group.

March 2017 News

This month we concentrated on no. 193 Forest Rd. As the weather has been a bit up and down, one Thursday we were soaked with rain,
and on Sunday roasted in 32 degrees heat. Because of this mixed weather pattern, the hazard reduction burn has not yet happened.
We spent $ 10.000 on contractors, and they did a great job.

February 2017 News

This month has been busy.
We finished the half-yearly wayleave. Then, with the help of contractors, we got stuck into the old growth gorse at 193 Forest Rd. It looks really amazing, and hopefully the majority will be cut by the time of the hazard reduction burn.
So all of March is devoted to that area.

January 2017 News

We had a really good planning meeting last week, and you will hear more about it later. We have received written permission to work on no. 193 Forest Rd. So the first couple of months we will concentrate on removing weed there.










Weeding the Frog Dam

Spreading Mulch

Fauna group
Fauna Watch Briefing

Bird Watching

The Quarry