Brumby lovers unite against plan to shoot Snowy Mountains’ Wild Horses
May 12, 2016 | Posted in: Brumbies and Deer
A PLAN to cull the wild horse population in the Snowy Mountains from 6000 to 600 — which suggests shooting them to do it — is causing movement in the high country.
Brumby advocates are ...
Fire and cattle grazing in Victoria’s High Plains, and the Research Trial in the Wonnangatta Valley
The National Heritage listing of the Alpine National Park sites recognized over 150 years of summer grazing on the alpine high plains, which began in the 1830s. The distinctive way of life associated with that grazing is significant to our pastoral and pioneering history.
Packham Statement re Banning Science Using Cattle
April 14, 2015 | Posted in: Alpine Grazing Trials
Response to Minister Neville
Press release April 10 2015
Cattle Ban sets dangerous precedent for science
David Packham OAM M AppSci
The Links between Cattle Grazing and Fuel Reduction in the Grazing Zones of the High Country
Ever since European settlement, the Mountain Cattlemen who ran their cattle in the Victorian High Country have been strong advocates of grazing combined with cool burning to achieve fuel reduction as one vital management tool to reduce the impact of wildfire...
Media MCAV Response To Closure Of Trial December 14
December 12, 2014 | Posted in: Alpine Grazing Trials
MEDIA RELEASE MCAV RESPONSE TO CANCELLATION OF WONNANGATTA STRATEGIC CATTLE GRAZING RESEARCH TRIAL - The Mountain Cattlemen and supporters were very disappointed to learn on rural radio today that the Trial in Wonnangatta Valley has been cancelled.
Submission supporting the Wonnangatta grazing trial
February 24, 2014 | Posted in: Alpine Grazing Trials
I am strongly in favour of the Wonnangatta trial proceeding.
The Alpine Parks face far greater threats than those posed by a controlled trial, involving 60 head of cattle, in a fenced area of a valley floor that has been grazed by cattle for 130 of the past 155 years.
Concerned cattlemen live in hope
Mountain cattlemen still hope to see alpine grazing return during their lifetime, writes KATE DOWLER VICTORIA’S mountain cattlemen and women know time is against them.
Deadly Bushfires fuelled by Anti-Burnoff Attitudes
IT is a sad thing when a near forgotten Australian movie says more about bushfires than a week’s worth of news reports.The things to notice are the background landscapes, all shot in and around Eltham, Nillumbik and adjoining areas, where almost four decades later Black Saturday claimed ...
Fire in Native Grasslands Johnson
It has long been recognised that native grasslands are adapted to fire. However, only in the last decade has it been recognised that to maintain healthy native grasslands the use of fire (as one form of management) needs to be more frequent than previously considered
Bogong Heritage Talk C Commins
For those that don’t know me, my name is Chris Commins. I will give you some background on myself and my family’s association with the High Country. I am a Mountain Cattleman and I live near Ensay working in a partnership with my brother Bruce.