Walker Swamp & Mt Vandyke updates – NGT interview with Gavin McGrath on ABC South West

The dark colour form of the Eastern Quoll: a species we are now planning to return to the far South West at Mt Vandyke.

Earlier this week, on Wednesday the 9th of June, I caught up with Gavin McGrath from ABC Ballarat and South West Victoria for another ‘good ole’ chat, as we do once in a while.

This was the first time I had caught up with Gavin since our special hour-long special broadcast from Walker Swamp back in February, for World Wetlands Day. Just don’t ask me where the last few months has gone!

We spoke briefly about Walker Swamp, but then dived into a broad discussion about the plans for NGT’s exciting new restoration project at Mount Vandyke – which included talking about one of our initial target species for the project, a charismatic and long forgotten mammal of our region, the Eastern Quoll.

If you would like to listen and learn more, please hit play on the audio player below.

Remnant damp tussock grassland/sedgeland habitat in the National Park adjacent to the fence at Mt Vandyke – providing an example of the future habitat structure we’ll be hoping to recreate across the Reserve. Photo: Mark Bachmann
Mark Bachmann