Kicking off 2014 with Eaglehawk Waterhole news

Kicking off 2014 with Eaglehawk Waterhole news

On Saturday the 4th of January, a few of us involved with NGT decided to camp-out at Eaglehawk Waterhole, beginning the process of getting acquainted with the property – given that the site that will be a big focus for us over the years ahead.

Thanks to the recent support of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, we are already implementing a small project that is making it possible for NGT staff (Lauren and Jonathan) to make an early start on mapping the areas of native vegetation and their condition across the property – leading to the preparation of a property restoration plan in the first half of 2014. This initial work will guide our future management efforts.

A welcome visitor during the camp-out – a couple of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos (out of a flock of about 30-40 birds) that stopped to feed in Brown Stringybark nearby to our camp site.

Looking at an area of nationally threatened grassy woodland habitat on the property – in this case standing beneath a mature Buloke, which is also a feeding tree species for the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

Amyema linophylla orientale – a species of mistletoe found on Buloke that was present on the tree photographed above

The story of Eaglehawk Waterhole becoming NGT’s first Habitat Restoration Reserve also made it into the Border Watch on Friday the 3rd of January – see a scan of the article below.

For those of you that listen to local radio, we hope to have a story presented on ABC radio in the South East in the near future as well.

Want to know more? Additional information about Eaglehawk Waterhole can be found at the NGT project page for the property.

Story on the Purchase of Eaglehawk Waterhole – Page 14 of the Border Watch on January 3rd, 2014

Mark Bachmann