In the arid rangelands of South Australia, Bush Heritage is privileged to protect and care for 63,000 hectares of incredible landscape. Formally run as a sheep station for 150 years, Boolcoomatta Reserve is home to vegetation that's under-represented in Australia’s national reserve system, including Saltbush plains, River Red Gum woodland, Mulga woodland, Bullock bush shrubland, alongside ephemeral streams and wetlands.
The reserve has long-provided critical drought refuge habitat for the enigmatic Plains Wanderer – an endemic species that's globally significant in conservation circles. Grasslands on the property are vital to its persistence and a variety of monitoring techniques are utilised to help us identify the population and areas for additional protection.
Join Bush Heritage Australia's Graeme Finlayson and PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, Saskia Gerhardy, as they chat about the conservation measures that protect this unique landscape and the Plains Wanderer.
PhD Candidate (ecology)
In this webinar, live from Tarcutta Reserve, Rhys Swain, Vikki Parsley and Paul Hales chat about managing our reserves to create bushfire-resilient landscapes.Read More
From camera traps to satellites and drones, to song meters and eco-acoustics, technology has become an essential component of biodiversity conservation, enabling more effective data collection, enhanced management decision-making, and targeted monitoring to measure impact.Read More
Join our special guests as they showcase an exciting project that supports the endangered Macquarie Perch in the Upper Murrumbidgee River.Read More
Join our staff as they chat about the work undertaken to protect this rare and mysterious bird.Read More
Join our staff as they chat about revegetation efforts underway to protect habitat critically important to native species in south-west WA.Read More
In this hour-long webinar you'll hear from Paul Bateman who has been part of a volunteer project controlling weeds along the Murrumbidgee River.Read More
A 10-minute presentation by Bush Heritage's Executive Manager Science and Conservation, Dr Rebecca Spindler on the Conservation Futures grant, which came about through the Ian Potter Foundation, and what we're hoping to achieve through this collaborative project with the University of Melbourne, other universities, not-for-profits, the IUCN and many more.Read More