EARTH MATTERS



Every two months the CVCC organises a presentation on an environmental matter for its members and the general community.  Since May 2011 these sessions have been presented in conjunction with the Clarence Environment Centre



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Subjects covered so far in 2016:
  • Idalia National Park (Qld) and the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
  • Cane toads in the Clarence Valley
  • Research on Northern Quolls in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Subjects covered in 2015 were:
  • An update on gas mining in the NSW Northern Rivers
  • The night sky and light pollution
  • Volunteering for the wombats in Epping Forest National Park in Queensland
  • Inspiration for your town garden 

Subjects covered in 2014 were:
  • Given the outlook the planet faces with climate change, is it time to consider nuclear energy as part of the solution?
  • Holistic management of grazing property "Wilton Park", using planned grazing techniques and sustainable business decisions
  • Challenges of land ownership in a remote part of NW Tasmania
  • Osprey banding in NSW 

Subjects covered  2013 were
  • Coal seam gas and the Glenugie vigil/blockade
  • Waste management and recycling in the Clarence local government area.
  • An uplifting talk for conservationists, naturalists and others interested in the environment.
  • The Hotspots Fire Project. 
  • National Parks and thheir wildlife in India and Bhutan.

Subjects covered  in 2012 were:
  • The Indian Myna eradication campaign conducted by  Clarence Valley Conservation in Action (CIA)
  • The management of National Parks in the Diamantina River catchment in north-western Queensland.
  • Responsible forestry and the FSC standard.
  • Wild Count - a fauna research program in the southern New England region.

The topics in 2011 included:
  • Coal seam gas exploration in the NSW Northern Rivers area
  • Research into Flying Foxes and their management near population centres
  • Nature in crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin and in the Pilliga Forests.