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Pomonal Australia

Life gets going after the Fires

The trees here don’t remember the terrible scorched earth wildfires of December 2005 and January 2006.

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We spend our days revegitating the landscape, habitat restoration, weed management and improving soil health to help native plants and grasses to establish and to grow on a  clay soil. However this is easier said than done.

Take a look at “The Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)”.  ANPSA has an online resource site with exceptional  content spanning generations of growers invaluable knowledge.

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Grampians Floods 2011

Then came the January 2011 heavy rain and Flood event which caused  widespread damage and decimated the Grampians National Park.

Visitors to the area had a long wait until August 2013 for the reopening of the “MacKenzie River Walk”. One of the Grampians National Park’s most popular walks following the major fire then flood damage.

Wild Fires are back

January 2014 another major fire event strikes the Northern Grampians National Park and surrounding areas.

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The Grampians region was again on high alert as villages in the area were under another  major Wildfire threat . Were it not for the efforts of the Pomonal CFA  and other districts brigades the scorched earth outcome would have been more serious.