Ecological Consultants Association of NSW www.ecansw.org.au
FloraFauna Consulting has relocated
FloraFauna Consulting has moved and is now based at Kundabung on the New South Wales mid-north coast between Port Macquarie and Kempsey. The new office telephone number is (02) 6561 5263.
Recent Changes to Plant Nomenclature
There have been some recent changes to nomenclature within the Poaceae (grasses). All of the Austrodanthonia are now Rytidosperma, which is assembled out of Joycea, Austrodanthonia, Notodanthonia, Erythranthera, Pyrrhanthera and Monostachya.
New Spatial Information Exchange (SIX) Maps
The Spatial Information Exchange is the website of Land and Property Information (a Division of the NSW Department of Finance and Services). The SIX portal is the official source of NSW geospatial information and also provides access to authoritative land and property information. The SIX maps have recently been upgraded and are very useful. To view the maps go to http://six.nsw.gov.au and follow the links.
Bushfire protection – Prepare Your Property
Regardless of whether you intend to leave early or stay and defend your property, you still need to prepare your property from a bushfire threat. There are numerous things you can do now to help prepare your property.
First of all visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and download a bushfire survival plan. This will be important in helping to guide you with your preparations. Next, consider what can be done around your property to reduce your risk.
Things such as cleaning out roof gutters, tidying up the yards and gardens, checking garden taps and hoses, and other maintenance activities can be done now.