Scottsdale, NSW (Sat. Oct 7)

By Katrina Blake
Last updated on 27 Feb 2017 

Sat. 7 October 2017

Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer with his daughters Skye and Laila. Photo Anna Carlile.
Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer with his daughters Skye and Laila. Photo Anna Carlile.
A short distance from Canberra, situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River is a hidden treasure called Scottsdale Reserve. Scottsdale is buzzing with activity, as every week reserve staff coordinate the many volunteers, researchers and contractors undertaking work on site.

This trip will take you on a journey, led by our reserve staff Phil Palmer (Reserve Manager) and Brett Peden (Field Officer) to explore the varied landscapes; from valley floors to river systems and mountain ridges. They'll share with you their stories and fascinate you with details about how the property is responding to restorative management and seasonal changes.

The Murrumbidgee River on Scottsdale Reserve. Photo Duelling Red Kangaroos on Naree. Photo Peter Saunders.
The Murrumbidgee River on Scottsdale Reserve. Photo Duelling Red Kangaroos on Naree. Photo Peter Saunders.
You'll hear about the innovative projects happening across the reserve including the lizard translocation project, the carp project, large scale revegetation, weed eradication, erosion control and river restoration.  

In order to get around the property efficiently we will be travelling by 4WD and getting out regularly to explore.   

Location

Scottsdale is located along the Monaro Highway approximately 80km (1hour) south of Canberra, 40km north of Cooma  and 4km north of Bredbo.

Bookings

Black Cockatoos at Scottsdale. Photo Jiri Lochman/Lochman Transparencies.
Black Cockatoos at Scottsdale. Photo Jiri Lochman/Lochman Transparencies.
Download our Tour Itinerary above for details of the facilities, vehicle requirements and preparation you'll need to be self-sufficient. This trip is fully booked and only waiting list places remain. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au if you have any follow up questions.

Cost: The tour is free, although we do hope people will make a donation towards the day. For people requiring transport there's a $50 fee per person to ensure we cover our costs.

Bookings are essential.

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Bookings are managed during business hours Monday to Friday (AEST) and may take 48 hours to confirm.

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