ACT Field Trip: Namadgi National Park
Bushfire Recovery, followed by Christmas drinks
The ACT Division of Forestry Australia would like to invite you to upcoming field trip to Namadgi National Park for a reprise of the 2020 field trip from Corin Forest to Apollo Road.
This 4wd only field trip focuses on recovery after fire starting at the top of Smokers Trail from Corin Road down to the Orroral Link Road and Honeysuckle Campground. We will see the succession of regrowth from 2003 dead stags, 2003 advance growth, through to 2020 fire impact and regeneration.
Some notes on the hazard reduction burning history between 2003 and 2020 for different sections along Smokers Trail will be provided. ACT Parks & Conservation Service Fire Managers, Ecologists and Researchers will join to share their knowledge on the complex subject and practice of fire management in the Australian bushland. On this field trip we will see a number of eucalypt associations, fens, grasslands and their fire response, e.g. Alpine Ash, Snow Gum, Mountain Gum and Peppermint.
Field trip will be concluded with a Christmas social drinks event at the Honeysuckle Campground. This location is accessible by 2wd via the Apollo Road and members who are unable to make the field trip are most welcome to meet here for the drinks, from 4:30pm.
Date: Saturday 11 December 2021
12:45pm: Meet at the intersection of Corin Road and Smokers Trail
1:00pm – 4:30pm: Guided tour along Smokers Trail concluding at the Honeysuckle Campground
4:30pm – 6:00pm approx: Christmas Event, at Honeysuckle Campground
Transport: Access is via 4wd vehicle only. When registering please indicate if you have a 4wd and if you are willing to take additional passengers or if you will be a passenger in a friends 4wd. Only coming for drinks – then 2wd is fine along bitumen sealed Apollo Road to Honeysuckle Campground.
Food: BYO water, snacks, Esky and drinks.
Equipment: Hard hats and hi-vis vests and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. This field trip will require small amount of walking on uneven, steep and slippery ground. Walking boots or lace up shoes with good grip is essential.
Toilets: There are public toilets at the former Orroral Valley Tracking Station.
Please note: Plans may need to change if wet weather continues. If field trip is cancelled, Forestry Australia will issue a full refund (minus bank fees) to all non-members.
Registrations close: Wednesday 8 December at 10:00am. Registration will be limited to a maximum of 25 vehicles and 50 people.
Participation and COVID-19 safety
To participate in the field trip, you must:
- not be feeling unwell or have any symptoms associated with COVID-19; For more information, click HERE
- follow ACT Government COVID-19 directives and advice: Protect Yourself;
- travel in your own 4WD vehicle or organise yourself to carpool with others, indicate when you register.
- be willing to have your details recorded for contact tracing.
Forestry Australia Members: $0 | Non-Members: $25
Contact Peter Langdon
Mob: 0408 358 026.
Many thanks to staff of ACT Parks and Conservation for making the field trip possible.