Sat, 03 Dec|
Freeman's Camp Picnic Ground
Rare flora survey in the Tallarook State Forest
Join us for a flora walk and survey for endangered plants in the Tallarook State Forest.
Time & Location
03 Dec 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Freeman's Camp Picnic Ground, Freeman Rd, Tallarook VIC 3659, Australia
About the Event
Rare-flora survey in the Tallarook State Forest
Led by ecologist Karl Just
Sat 3 December, at 10.00am - 1.00pm
followed by picnic lunch - BYO
Starting at: Freeman’s Camp Picnic Ground, Freeman Rd, Tallarook State Forest
Join us for a flora walk and survey for endangered plants in the Tallarook State Forest. The forest is home to a rich ecology of native trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, groundcover, fungi and more. Several plant species in the forest are rare or endangered. Documenting their presence will help prevent VicForests' plans to log the forest.
Learn from one of Victoria’s leading ecologists on how to recognise species, how to conduct scientific botanical surveys, and how plants cohabit in ecological communities.
About Karl Just - botanist and zoologist
Karl Just is a botanist and zoologist with over 17 years’ experience in the ecological industry, including in consultancy, research, bushland management and plant propagation. He has been working as an ecological consultant for over 15 years, during which time he has played a leading role in over 150 conservation-based projects. He is considered an expert in the ecology and conservation of Victoria’s terrestrial orchids and on the vegetation of Victoria’s wetlands.
Karl’s experience includes management of threatened species, vertebrate fauna surveys, EVC mapping, condition assessments, vegetation monitoring, weed and fire ecology and grassland management. Karl also has many years of experience in practical bushland management work where he has assisted in restoring plant communities and recovering threatened flora and fauna. This has included weed control, fencing, plant propagation, planting and management of endangered orchid populations.
Karl has written over 200 ecological reports and has submitted numerous articles for several nature journals. He served as the Ecological Information Officer for the Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association (IFFA) between 2011-2016. Karl is co- director of Nooramunga Land and Sea, a not-for profit organization committed to the protection of coastal vegetation and habitat in the Gippsland region, and is senior ecologist with Biodiversity Legacy, a not-for-profit that purchases land to achieve permanent environmental protection.