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Experimental Painting Workshop with Ann Cremean

Everyone attending the Experimental Painting workshop ‘played’ with paint, amongst some of the granite outcrops at Ruffy.
Tutor for the day, Ann Cremean, first instructed participants on mixing colours.   It was obvious from the laughter and chatter, that this experimenting with acrylic paints and different brushes was a lot of fun.

Landscape Drawing & Painting with Anna Mackrell

At the first class you’ll be setting up an easel and drawing your choice of the diverse landscapes there. The painting class is an extension of the landscape drawing workshop. You will select one of your previous drawings and use this as a reference for the acrylic painting. Registration is for two sessions.

Charcoal and Ink Workshop with Ann Cremean

Balmattum Hill, overlooking Euroa township, is a popular walking spot for many locals. On this occasion, the hill recently hosted a drawing workshop attended by those who already know it and others from as far as Melbourne, Tallarook and Nagambie.

Awe & Wonder – Printmaking Workshop with Dana Coleman

A group of people came together by an open fire at Polly McQuinn’s on Sunday to learn printmaking techniques from local artist, Dana Coleman.
Participants walked around this wonderful spot collecting leaves, seed heads and natural objects.
Dana then demonstrated how to monoprint these objects onto paper and create a rubbing with graphite.
There was much fun and experimenting as people played with these printing methods.

Finding our ancient eucalypts in grassy woodland country

I’m sure you’ve often seen a magnificent old tree and thought – that tree must be hundreds of years old!
We want to find some of these ancient giants and would appreciate your involvement to locate, map and photograph them. The focus is on the species found on grassy woodland and adjoining riparian landscapes.

About Us

Strathbogie Ranges CMN The Strathbogie ranges CMN was formed in early 2011 and has been going strong ever since. The SRCMN  works with a variety of partners (landholders, groups, Agencies) to tackle all sorts of conservation, biodiversity and land management issues, but is focusing on the most threatened ecosystems in the Ranges, including our precious wetlands …

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Managing climate change adaptation in the Goulburn Broken

People from many different organisations gathered at the SSC Chambers on Thursday 30 June to find themselves in the midst of a highly motivated group from across the GB region with three International attendees. The key  discussions centred around climate change threats and mitigation and importantly climate adaptation. The workshop was organised by Michael Spencer from the SRCMN and funded by the GBCMA.

Wildlife Drone Surveying Workshop with Field Master Systems

If you’re familiar with the Strathbogie Forest and it’s plight, you may also be familiar with one of it’s main residents. The Greater Glider is one of our lesser known, but equally cute tree dwelling marsupials. With a thick dark fur and long distinctive tail, the Greater Glider has been the subject of a lot of research. From academic institutions to citizen science projects, the mysterious critters have captured people’s imagination.

Adventures in Nature – Big Hill Walk

Another walk, another inexplicably sunny day. After seemingly endless rain and gloom, the SRCMN’s overseers once again called in a favour with the higher ups to make sure the weather was absolutely perfect for our third Adventures in Nature walk.

Healthy Hectares – Soil Health

Soil health is a huge and complex field, making knowing where to begin difficult for those who are just starting out. As part of the Healthy Hectares program, we’ve created this video to help landholders get their foot in the door and start improving the health of their soils.

Fungal Adventure in the Strathbogie Forest

After an amazing string of good luck with events, the weather finally caught up to us and forced this fungal adventure indoors. Driving winds and constant rain made the prospect of 4 hours in the bush an uninviting proposal, event for the most intrepid of mycology enthusiasts. Instead, we were treated to comfy chairs, gas heating and hot tea at the Strathbogie Hall; a sacrifice everyone was seemingly willing to make.

Nature Journalling Workshop with Vanessa Malandrin

This workshop is an introduction to Nature Journaling suitable for all skill levels. It’s an immersive hands-on workshop that will help you find your own style and purpose in this practice. Starting with a walk and using simple warm up exercises, selected prompts will guide you all the way to including more advanced elements in your nature journal.

Adventures in Nature – Rocky Ned Falls, Strathbogie Forest

Sunday the 3rd of April 2022 saw our small band of intrepid walkers tackle perhaps the most challenging SRCMN walk to date. Made up of newcomers and SRCMN walking veterans, the group was especially fit and motivated, managing to simultaneously keep up a cracking pace and take in all of the natural beauty and diversity on offer.

POSTPONED – Great Vic Nature Walk – Mt Tenneriffe

Mt Tenneriffe is a place that everyone has seen as they’re driving down the Hume, but few have visited. With it’s huge granite boulders and steep, bush-covered slopes, it can look imposing to those who haven’t walked it before. But looks can be deceiving. The walk is surprisingly accessible with car access right to the edge of the Tenneriffe Nature Conservation Reserve. From there’s it’s a relatively quick (but steep) scramble to the top. The effort is well worth it for the stunning views that greet you once you reach the peak.

Arb and Friends Open Day

Join us to celebrate!
We’ll launch the Welcome Circle, Daanak Walking Trail, Taungurung
Tourism and 30 years of Euroa Arboretum. A day with our partners –
Taungurung Land and Waters Council, Longwood Plains and
Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Networks.

Ancient eucalypts photographic workshop with Alison Pouliot

As part of the ancient eucalypts project, we’ll be holding a photographic workshop with Alison Pouliot, well known for her work as a mycologist but also a published photographer and engaging raconteur. In this workshop we will visit a small sample of the ancient trees and learn the techniques to best showcase their strengths and some of the battles they have endured to reach their immense age.

2021 AGM

Welcome to Helen McKernan, our new President This year’s AGM was a fantastic opportunity for the SRCMN committee and members of the public to get together in person after nearly 2 tough years of COVID. The hardship was not over yet though, as the gate lock at the Euroa Arboretum had decided to throw up …

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Healthy Hectares – Land Class Fencing

Land Class Fencing allows you to assess your property’s unique characteristics and divide it up into areas of similar output and resilience. These areas are converted to paddocks, which can then be managed in the same way as other paddocks of the same class.

Glideways Project

The project aims to identify places being used by glider populations and to map the gaps in ‘glideways’ as a focus for future restoration, revegetation and nesting box projects.

Strathbogie Ranges Rocky Outcrop

Rocky Outcrops

Granite 2 Goulburn Rocky Outcrops and Paddock Trees Community and Volunteer Action Grant from DELWP 2019-2021 This project aims to link habitat around the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges by connecting isolated rocky outcrops and scattered paddock trees to core blocks of remnant woodland. This project builds on the success of our recent ‘Our Catchments …

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2019 AGM

Conservation Group Plans For Next Decade of Work Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network kicked off preparations for its 2020 to 2025 strategic plan when about 20 members gathered for the group’s Annual General Meeting in Ruffy on the weekend. Dr Jen Wilson, from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, provided a review of recent projects …

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Rewilding with minibeasts – Tamara Morgan

Abstract from the Under the Microscope Research Day 2019. Latrobe University. Ecosystem restoration is essential in returning degraded habitat and biodiversity to its former state.  Current methods focus on limited components of ecosystems, often overlooking invertebrates, which are critical to ecosystem functioning. Macrodetritivores play a key role in decomposition, a vital ecosystem process affecting soil nutrient …

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Bogies and Beyond

The Bogies and Beyond Project was created by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to answer a single question: How can we measure the effects of climate change withing the Strathbogie Ranges?

Under the Microscope 2019

On a stunning Euroa Winter’s day, 90 curious minds converged on the Euroa Football Club to learn about scientific research being conducted within the Strathbogie Ranges/Shire. An amazing lineup of speakers and fairly rapid timeline ensured that the audience was kept entertained while hearing the most important parts of what the speakers had to convey. …

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Riparian Walks

In late 2018, the Strathbogie Ranges CMN held the first of a series of riparian walks. The aim of these walks is to become better acquainted with our local waterways, and record some of their standout features along the way.

Children’s Artwork

A recurring theme across our events has been engaging with school children to create artworks based around the themes of our events. The SRCMN acknowledges the significant contribution of Euroa Primary School teacher Pauline Fraser in the production of most of these beautiful artworks which were made during class time. The school has collaborated with …

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Indian Myna Day

Sightings of Indian (Common) Mynas have recently increased within the Strathbogie Shire, with residents reporting birds not only in towns and along roads, but in farmland, kilometers from the closest towns. Indian Mynas are extremely adaptable, aggressive and intelligent birds that not only compete for nest locations with native species, but actively attack and destroy …

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Roadside Vegetation Survey Presentation and Bus Trip

In 2018, the Strathbogie Shire commissioned Tim and Janet to undertake an unprecedentedly comprehensive survey of the Shire’s roadside vegetation health and diversity. What they found was a surprisingly diverse chain of ecosystems right next to our roadsides, something we take for granted every day. After delivering their recommendations to the council, the SRCMN knew …

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Fungimap – How to use a fungi app with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher

The final event in the 2018 Fungi Festival saw a grey but relatively mild winters morning after a day of heavy rain; perfect fungi hunting weather. With a quick introductory talk on how to use the iNaturalist app from Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, attendees loaded up their phones and set off hunting. The Euroa Arboretum proved …

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Fungimap – Fungi of the Goulburn Broken with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher

The second last event in 2018’s Fungi Festival drew a crowd of both locals and dedicated fungi enthusiasts out of their homes on a chilly Friday night. Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher offered an introduction to the not-for-profit citizen science organisation called Fungimap, who work to increase fungi knowledge and conservation, as well as bring people with …

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Festival of Fungi with Alison Pouliot - Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network SRCMN

Fungi Festival Malaysian Feast and Intro Talk with Alison Pouliot

The first event in the 2018 SRCMN Fungi Festival lineup was huge, with over 70 fungi enthusiasts turning out for a short intro talk and Malaysian feast at the Strathbogie Memorial Hall. With the Hall near maximum capacity, everyone sat enthralled as the fervent Alison Pouliot delivered her introductory talk to the inquisitive crowd. Even …

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Fungi Festival – Local Fungal Curiosities Workshop with Alison Pouliot

Following a highly entertaining workshop and Malaysian feast the previous night, the full day workshop with fungus expert Alison Pouliot captured the imagination of those who wanted to delve deeper into the bizarre world of fungus. Held at the Strathbogie Memorial Hall, attendees bore witness to a spectacular array of local, freshly harvested fungi. With …

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