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BirdCast: Indicating birdlife on farms

BirdCast is a scenario planning tool for biodiversity on farms. Using decades of data on more than sixty birds, BirdCast indicates which birds may live in woodlands on your farm in spring and demonstrates the potential for biodiversity in a range of scenarios.

BirdCast is optimised for use on a tablet in the field, but will also work on a desktop or laptop.

Dec 2021

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Webinar: Choughs, miners, and boosting bird biodiversity on farms

Join us for an online discussion about two fascinating species of birds – noisy miners and choughs. Plus, how to create the habitat that will bring back the birds we want on farms.

Aug 2021

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Webinar: Woodlands on farms – Endangered Ecological Communities

A webinar on the management of Endangered Ecological Communities (EECs) in Central West NSW, presented by Daniel Florance from Sustainable Farms.

Jun 2020

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How to build a wildlife island on your farm dam

Ever thought about building a wildlife island on your farm dam? Artificial islands are great for habitat and refuge ???

Jun 2020

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Webinar: Biodiversity recovery after bushfire

Join Professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University and Sustainable Farms ecologist Dr Mason Crane for a webinar to learn about biodiversity recovery after bushfire.

May 2020

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Episode Nine: Farm planning for better biodiversity and reduced fire risk

In our second podcast on fire in farm landscapes, Sustainable Farms Ecology Research Director Professor David Lindenmayer explains that managing farms for biodiversity doesn’t necessarily mean increasing fire risk.

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Episode Eight: After fire comes recovery – a message of hope

Summer 2019-2020 brought unprecedented bushfire conditions to south-eastern Australia, with millions of hectares burnt so far this fire season.

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Episode Six: Max Whitten talks about Dieback

In this podcast from Sustainable Farms, Dr Max Whitten, former Chief at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, talks to podcast host Gordon Taylor about dieback in paddock trees.

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Episode Five: Mason Crane talks about Squirrel Gliders

Join Sustainable Farms Senior Research and Extension Officer Mason Crane as he talks about Squirrel Gliders, the subject of his PhD.

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Episode Four: Mason Crane talks about farm revegetation

Welcome back to the Sustainable Farms podcast. In this episode, field ecologist Mason Crane speaks to Gordon Taylor about farm revegetation projects.

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Episode Two: Talking about Farm Dams

How does investing in the natural assets of a farm, like shelterbelts and farm dams, enable farmers to be more resilient in drought, while at the same time help to support the biodiversity on farms? 

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Rocky Outcrops in Australia

Discover the incredible biodiversity on rocky outcrops and the importance of conserving these crucial landscape features.

Feb 2018

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