The story of Box Gum Woodlands

The story of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands

The story of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands

The story of Box Gum Grassy WoodlandsThis DVD describes how management of Box Gum Grassy communities has changed over time.

It explores the impact of these changes on these important and highly fertile ecosystems. It provides insight into how many of these communities have come to be listed as endangered under both state and federal legislation.

Most importantly the DVD provides information about what can and is being done to reverse the detrimental effects of past management.


Windows Media VideoThe chapters are all Windows Media Video files. The Windows Media Player, installed with Windows, can play these files.


Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1  Woodlands and wildlife

How can you identify Box Gum Grassy Woodlands? Where do they occur? How do you know if you have one or more of these communities on your property?

Windows Media Video  BGGW_Ch1_WoodlandsWildlife.wmv 53MB


Indigenous stewardship

CHAPTER 2  Indigenous stewardship

The people of the Kamilaroi and Wiradjuri nations developed a deep understanding of Grassy Box Woodlands ecosystems which provided food, building materials, clothing and medicine.

Windows Media Video  BGGW_Ch2_IndigenousStewardship.wmv 57MB


European explorers and early settlement

CHAPTER 3  European explorers and early settlement

From descriptions in journals of early explorers we know that on the tablelands and slopes of south east Australia the vegetation comprised a mosaic of shrubby and grassy ecosystems.

Windows Media Video  BGGW_ Ch3_ EuropeanExplorersSettlement.wmv 79MB


Agriculture...changing landscapes

CHAPTER 4  Agriculture...changing landscapes

With each wave of settlers came changes to the natural environment. European farming practices were ill-suited to Australia's ancient soils and highly variable climate.

Windows Media Video  BGGW_Ch4_AgricultureLandscapes.wmv 68MB


Flora, fauna and landuse change

CHAPTER 5  Flora, fauna and landuse change

Grazing pressure, trampling by introduced, hard-hooved, herbivors, increased nutrient recycling and increased fire regimes caused changes in the original structure and species composition of the native grassy ecosystems.

Windows Media Video  BBGW_Ch5_ FloraFaunaChange.wmv 91MB


Changing landscapes...the way forward

CHAPTER 6  Changing landscapes...the way forward

Since the 1980s, awareness of the plight of these ecological communities has increased. Landholder’s and community groups, both indigenous and non-indigenous, are joining forces to conserve and rehabilitate box gum grassy woodlands.

Windows Media Video  BGGW_Ch6_WayForward.wmv 109MB


Caring for Our Country, Conservation Management Network, EnviroFactor

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