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Alpine Grazing Update

My blog has been a little quiet lately. But I’ve written a few things elsewhere. The latest is an update on the issue of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park. You can read that over at The Conversation – … Continue reading

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Bogong High Plains Map – 1946

Nancy Millis just dropped a map off in my office. The map was used by Maisie Fawcett of the School of Botany for her studies of alpine ecology and the effects of cattle grazing. Maisie’s plot is famous for helping … Continue reading

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Alpine grazing off to the Federal Court

On Tuesday, Melissa Fyfe tweeted that the Victoria government was seeking the Federal Court to overturn Tony Burke’s decision to disallow cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park. Tom Arup discusses this on his site. One of the arguments is … Continue reading

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The impacts of cattle grazing in Australian alpine environments

With the decision by the federal environment minister, Tony Burke, to prevent cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park, there have been suggestions in the media by some people that cattle grazing has no or little adverse impacts in alpine environments … Continue reading

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Cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park stopped by the EPBC Act

The federal environment minister, Tony Burke, today announced that the proposed cattle-grazing by the Victoria government in the Alpine National Park would not be permitted under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. This has been reported in numerous … Continue reading

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Looking for a needle in a haystack – searching for hawkweeds

I’m in Falls Creek at the moment, with about 15 people from QAEG and other parts of Melbourne Uni. Cindy Hauser is running an experiment to detect hawkweeds, a major threat to the biodiversity in the Victorian Alps. How would … Continue reading

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Herald Sun article on cattle grazing in the alps

There is an article by Grant McArthur in the Herald Sun about grazing in the alps titled: “High country ‘research’ a load of bull”. It begins: “A SUPPOSEDLY scientific study into grazing in Victoria’s high country has been exposed as … Continue reading

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