Lake Mundi, Victoria
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- Project leaves from Warrnambool Backpackers at 8am on Mondays and returns on Friday
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Pine wildling control is incredibly important to main quality native forests for local flora and fauna. Many of the forests in South West Victoria have weedy Pine Wildlings invading from nearby Pine plantations. This project site is working in forest in South West Victoria. The ecological vegetation class is Heathy Woodland and smaller areas of Heathy Herb rich Woodland which typically have stringy bark as an overstorey species.
These forest communities are important for many fauna species but this work is targeted particularly to sites that are known habitats for the endangered Red Tailed Black Cockatoo. This cockatoo uses the red and brown stringy bark gum nuts as an important food source which overtime are out competed by invading Pine wildlings These forests are also home to emus, kangaroos, wallabies and a wide range of bird species.
The activity involves hiking through beautiful forest as part of a team, locating pine wildlings recording the location with GPS, treating pines by either hand pulling, lopping or stem injection of adult trees. CVA will provide all training on site so that we have a safe and effective day in the forest.
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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