Protecting Victoria’s natural heritage forever
As part of the Australian Heritage Festival, 18 April – 19 May, 'Protecting Victoria's natural heritage forever' will give people the opportunity to visit Trust for Nature's Snape Reserve at Dimboola- one of 42 conservation reserves acquired by the Trust over its 47 year history for the benefit of all Victorians, and now protected as a natural place forever.
Visitors will arrive at Snape Reserve for morning tea, followed by a talk by some of the reserve’s committee members about the history of the reserve and the adjacent Little Desert National Park. Trust for Nature’s Conservation Science Coordinator will then provide an overview of the Trust’s remarkable conservation history over the past 47 years, and its role in helping save some of the loved natural places in Victoria.
This will be followed by a talk and discussion about the increasing importance of protecting and actively managing habitat on private land in the context of climate change and its impacts on biodiversity. Trust staff and volunteers will then lead a drive and walk to different parts of the 835 hectare reserve, followed by a catered lunch.