An arid zone conservation base

Dell Murphy-Brice
Published 07 Sep 2020 
about  Pullen Pullen Reserve  
A building will give staff and others reprieve from the elements and mean we can achieve much more.<br/> A building will give staff and others reprieve from the elements and mean we can achieve much more.
A new base - almost complete.<br/> A new base - almost complete.
Footings have been laid.<br/> Footings have been laid.
Construction in a time of social distancing. Staff David Curmi, Paul Hales and Rowan Hinchley.<br/> Construction in a time of social distancing. Staff David Curmi, Paul Hales and Rowan Hinchley.
MaiawaliTraditional Owners Ms Judith Harrison and Ms Tammy Meers (second and fourth from right), with Bush Heritage staff at Pullen Pullen.<br/> MaiawaliTraditional Owners Ms Judith Harrison and Ms Tammy Meers (second and fourth from right), with Bush Heritage staff at Pullen Pullen.

The Arid Zone Conservation Base project on our remote Pullen Pullen Reserve in Western Queensland is forging ahead and we look forward to completion as spring gives way to summer heat and rains.

As any Outback traveller will attest, the Arid Riverine landscape represents one of Australia’s most astonishing bioregions and Bush Heritage have been actively involved in conservation across this landscape for many years.

Temperatures in this part of the country readily reach mid-forties and reprieve from the elements will bring our land managers, ecologists, researcher partners and volunteers a means to manage conservation activities year round.

By the generosity of our supporters we envision achieving more across this landscape to protect vulnerable and endangered Australian Wildlife and realising opportunities to share knowledge and support connection to Country for Maiawali People, the Traditional Owners of Pullen Pullen.

We look forward to raising your spirits with news of the progress of this project in the weeks ahead.

Pullen Pullen landscape. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.

Landscape at Pullen Pullen Reserve from atop a rocky mesa. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.
A new base - almost complete.<br/> A new base - almost complete.
Footings have been laid.<br/> Footings have been laid.
Construction in a time of social distancing. Staff David Curmi, Paul Hales and Rowan Hinchley.<br/> Construction in a time of social distancing. Staff David Curmi, Paul Hales and Rowan Hinchley.
MaiawaliTraditional Owners Ms Judith Harrison and Ms Tammy Meers (second and fourth from right), with Bush Heritage staff at Pullen Pullen.<br/> MaiawaliTraditional Owners Ms Judith Harrison and Ms Tammy Meers (second and fourth from right), with Bush Heritage staff at Pullen Pullen.