Margot Law, NPA Citizen Science Officer
“Who’s living on my land?” is a National Parks Association of NSW citizen science project designed to help regional private landholders discover what species are on their property. NPA was funded by South East Local Land Services (SELLS) to run 20 “Who’s living on my land?” workshops across their region to train 300 private landholders in camera trapping, collaborating with local environmental projects and landcare groups.
On 3 November, NPA’s State Council held its Annual Meeting. A new Executive Committee was elected, and nee State Councillors were co-opted. The Annual General Meeting was held on the same day. The Annual Report was presented and a new Executive Committee elected. Thanks were given to outgoing Executive members Brian Everingham and Tom Fink.
Sue Baker, Bitou Bush Eradication Coordinator, NPA Mid North Coast Branch
On May 18th 2019 Mid North Coast Branch will celebrate a milestone forty years of bush regeneration in Crowdy Bay National Park. The celebration will be held during the annual bush regeneration camp from 13-19 May at beautiful Kylies Beach.
Review by Meron Wilson and Anne Dickson
Our land is not something to be tamed, made efficient and converted to a European concept of farmland, but something to be understood and nurtured. The emerging effects of a changing climate challenge us to rethink where and how we produce our food. Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe, in his book Dark Emu, gives us some insight into what Australia was once like, and what we can learn from the economy, culture and agricultural methods of Indigenous Australians.
Lynne Hosking, NPA Armidale Branch
Born and raised in country NSW, Beth and three younger brothers were home-schooled by their mother through Blackfriar’s primary school correspondence course. To attend high school, Beth boarded at Hay War Memorial High School, going home to the family property during school holidays.
Roger Lembit, Convenor, Parks Management Committee
NPA has completed its submission on the draft Plan of Management for Mount Canobolas SCA published by NPWS.
Mount Canobolas State Conservation Reserve is a significant reserve in Central Western New South Wales. It is an important feature of the Orange District and brings economic benefits, including tourism. Its highest value, however, is for nature conservation. An extinct volcano, Mount Canobolas stands out in the landscape, being one of few subalpine ecosystems in central NSW. It supports a wide range of rare and restricted species, with the combination of the geology, location, altitude and biodiversity making it a unique natural wonder.