Field Trip East Risdon State Reserve
East Risdon State Reserve supports key populations for each of the cited target species. The species occur in dry sclerophyll communities that are adapted to a relatively frequent fire frequency (intervals of say 8 to 25 years), but we have little solid information as to their post-fire response. The Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service undertook a fuel reduction burn in the northern parts of the reserve in March 2018, which has provided us with an excellent opportunity to get a better handle on each of the species, and so better inform future fire management in the reserve and elsewhere. We will be working under the direction of Oberon Carter, Senior Conservation Management Officer with DPIPWE’sThreatened Species Section.