Saturday December 15th. The field trip will visit sites where research took place from early 70’s to
the mid-90’s (and in some cases is ongoing).
Itinerary: Leave Merimbula from Auswide carpark at 8:30 a.m
Drive up Princess Highway to Imlay Road, then follow Imlay Road to Monaroa
Highway/Bondi Forest Way, follow Bondi Forest Way to Bondi Camp for the
night by 17:00 . Depart Bondi Camp at 08:00 Sunday.
Return via Buldah Rd., Coolangubra Forest Way, Waratah Creek, Cathcart, Packers Swamp
Road, Brown Mountain/Snowy Mountains Highway, Bemboka, Kameruka-Candelo,
Wollumla, Merimbula by 3:00 p.m
Scientists will include D. Lunney, H. Recher, R. Kavanagh and J. Shields
Points of interest: early study sites for the integrated logging (chips and
saw-logs) circa 78, fire ecology at the Eden Burning Study Area, remnant –
corridor research sites, pine – conversion sites, eucalypt plantation sites,
hydrology weirs, new national parks, and long term ecological research
Travel: STURDY 2-wheel drive – gravel roads most of the way – be sure your
spare is inflated. No mobile phone reception (generally). No FUEL – unless
you drive through Bombala – until Bemboka on Sunday.
Accomodation: Bondi Lodge has individual rooms, shower facilities, toilets
and large kithcens with cutlery, cooking equipments, refridgerators for
communal use. Cost is $25.00 per person, please bring cash.
Please contact Jim Shields directly to sign up for this trip
Tel: 02 6495 0165 Mob: 0417 732 071