Student Practical Work Experience
Kachana Landscape Management Calendar
January: Hot and dry, hot and wet or cool and wet
February: Hot and dry, hot and wet or cool and wet Statistically this is our highest rainfall-month, but totally unpredictable
March: The key-month for landscape management, tends to be cooler in a good wet season; fire breaks with fire
April: This is generally the end of wet season; herd segregation and biological budgeting; reduction of fuel loads with fire if necessary
May: We take the main herd South to the Alligator Creek and Lone Pine Creek Revitalization Projects
June: Country begins to dry off and we use the stock for wild-fire mitigation strategies.
July: Cool (05 deg to 30 deg) Soilfoodweb monitoring in our Millennium Project.
August: Can get warm to hot. Ration off feed for the dry months.
September: Landscape Management Workshops, Report on workshops.
October: Hot. Use the herd to prepare the ground for the rainy season.
November: Hot with the odd storm
Annual Photo Monitoring, Alligator Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Lee Creek and Rock-Wallaby Creek revitalization Projects
December: Hot with the odd storm
N.B.: Our year is shaped by the elements. We try to work with Nature and her physical and biological forces.