River

New conservation network celebrated as part of biodiversity month

Thursday 25 September, 2008
A new Conservation Management Network (CMN) will be launched in the Goulburn Broken Catchment as part of Biodiversity Month. Jim Castles, Conservation Management Network Coordinator for the GB CMA said the launch will be held at the Costerfield Hall so locals can come along and find out more about the plants and animals that can be found within this Conservation Management Network area and the importance of our Box-Ironbark vegetation communities.

A new Conservation Management Network (CMN) will be launched in the Goulburn Broken Catchment as part of Biodiversity Month.
Jim Castles, Conservation Management Network Coordinator for the GB CMA said the launch will be held at the Costerfield Hall so locals can come along and find out more about the plants and animals that can be found within this Conservation Management Network area and the importance of our Box-Ironbark vegetation communities.

"A range of presentations will take place in the morning session before lunch, and then participants will board busses to travel to Mount Black in the Heathcote-Graytown National Park for guided walks led by local experts," said Mr Castles.

"The Goldfields CMN will run a Biodiversity Celebration Day in September each year as part of Biodiversity Month", Mr Castles said.

Mr Castles went on to say that these Biodiversity Celebration Days have proven very popular in the Broken Boosey CMN area and they hope to get as much interest in the Goldfields CMN area.

Each year we will focus on a different region in the Goldfields CMN area and concentrate on a different theme".

It is hoped that participants will gain a better understanding of the range of flora and fauna species in the Goldfields CMN area and the importance of good quality Box-ironbark vegetation for their on-going survival.

Local flora and fauna experts, including staff from DSE, DPI, Parks Victoria, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and Trust for Nature, will lead the guided walks and will be available to answer questions.

The celebration day will be held on Tuesday 21st October 9:15-3:00pm. Bookings to Jim Castles on 58 201 141 by Wednesday 15th October are essential as a free lunch will be provided on the day.

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For more information please contact

Jim Castles at GB CMA on 58 201 141
Stacey Brauman at Impress Publicity on 0400 644 637