25 – 29th October 2009
Habitat 141 is a landscape scale conservation project, linking lands over a 700km stretch across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. The project covers 18 million hectares, from the Murray River in the west to the Grampians in the east, and from Broken Hill in the north to the coast.
Ecologist Dale Tonkinson accompanied the group to assist learning in private and public conservation, sustainable agriculture, landscape scale approaches, water, invasive species, and Indigenous aspirations for the region. The group travelled from Scotia Sanctuary, near Mildura, to Dunkeld.
|Day 1||Scotia Sanctuary
Trip introduction briefing.
|Day 2||Scotia Sanctuary to Ned’s corner
Community gathering. Private land conservation, solar farm, water issues, irrigation, agriculture, Indigenous aspirations.
|Day 3||Ned’s corner to Little Desert National Park
Morning walk, bird watch, water, agriculture, public land management.
|Day 4||Little Desert to Dunkeld
Landscape and regional scale conservation and planning.
|Day 5||Dunkeld to Melbourne
Reflections and learning