Ross McDonnell, NPA Treasurer and former NPWS Regional Manager
It is hard to imagine a current government purchasing most of an historic town, with live-in residents, and transferring it to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The foresight of doing so in 1967 to protect heritage values and to add a new reserve to the historic site category was courageous and commendable.
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NPA Parks Management Committee
The following regional planning issues are included in this edition of the journal because they raise issues that have potential state-wide implications for NPA and the protected area network.
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Wild Nature: Walking Australia’s South East Forests
Author: John Blay
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing 2020
Reviewer: Samantha Newton
Read More “Book Review: Wild Nature”
A new agriculture, a new earth, by Charles Massy
Group review by NPA book group
The NPA book group had a very interesting discussion of this rich book on February 8. Members brought different perspectives. Some had farm backgrounds but most of us had not. One member had a family connection to the author. Another has a son considering farming as a career. A third found it valuable to read the book twice.
Read More “Book Review: Call of the Reed Warbler”
Lying on a large flat rock in the middle of Washpool Creek,
in a new national park, was a magic moment.
The sky is clear.
Read More “Wilderness Provides Some of the Magic in Life”
Hear that sound … ?
Cicadas are magical insects that provide a familiar loud soundtrack to summer. But how much do you know about these amazing animals?
Read More “Nature Kids: The magic of nature and technology”