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Regeneration after bush fire

Our Australian landscape has been historically shaped by fire in many ways. The plants and animals have evolved adaptations to cope with fire, and many even need fire to survive. However, the role of climate change and habitat loss combined, conditions globally are rapidly changing. Fires this season have been incredibly intense, you can’t help but wonder how will our ecosystem cope?  An article done by Melbourne University “Why Australia’s severe bushfires may be bad news … Read More

At Naturelinks we are lucky to work in some great ecosystems including grasslands. As many of you know, grasslands have an incredible amount of biodiversity and plant gems (Photos below: Pimelea spinosa (classified as endangered) and Eryngium ovinum), but unfortunately grasslands are some of the most undervalued ecosystems. “Grasslands: Biodiversity of south-eastern Australia”:  is an amazing resource for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the diversity, distribution and information on the various grasslands that … Read More

Eichhornia crassipes Highlighted in the latest newsletter of Weed Spotters is one of the world’s most invasive aquatic weeds – Water hyacinth. Native to South America, the water hyacinth was brought over as an ornamental plant to Australia in 1890s. It has now costed billions of dollars yearly to control as it infests freshwater bodies across the globe.  Water hyacinth are characterised by their swollen, air-filled stem that helps maintain buoyancy in the water; large attractive mauve flowers, that have a … Read More

Last Friday you were either part of, or witnessed one of the largest protest to have occurred in Australia demanding for climate action.  In light of this event, I thought I’d share with you some science on the effects and what to expect of climate change on our environment. The environment as a whole is resilient and more so will adapt to the changes coming – with species loss and disrupted communities-  thus altering the natural environment we know today.    Increased … Read More

A small group of early-adopter Bushland Managers across Victoria gathered in early May to exchange ideas about how software was changing the way they managed the spaces in their care. The minutes from the forum can be downloaded here. In this article we feature 5 evolving approaches. Works Reporting at Merri Creek Tony Faithful presented some ground-breaking practices around Works Reporting in Merri Creek. Armed with Windows tablets toughened for use in the field, the … Read More

Urban Fringe at Arthurs Seat

Naturelinks has an ongoing relationship with a number of Friends Groups, and The Green Army, and we have been working together for many years. Through the direct coordination and communication between our Bushland Management Team, local water authorities and Volunteer groups, we strive to achieve our long term goals of biodiversity and sustainability in everything we do. One such project is the Urban Fringe at Arthurs Seat. The ongoing Urban Fringe Grant is a joint … Read More

Dainty Wasp Orchid

Following a significant disturbance event of high intensity browsing by, most likely, Swamp Rats, the  last known population of Dainty Wasp Orchid had crashed to under 20(leaf pair) individuals.  Two strategies were employed to allow the DWO to clonally re-establish a colony. Firstly a protective mesh was laid over the extent of the population as a physical barrier to browsing. Secondly, biomass of Bracken and Thatch Saw Sedge was slashed to presumably deter movement near … Read More


Through our dedicated staff, and large range of equipment, we are able to carry out a vast range of quality environmental projects, achieving the high levels of corporate compliance required. Safet READ MORE


The strength is being able to give them a rundown of the job and be confident in their competence in managing native vegetation. I trust what they do, and they have a good reputation in the industry READ MORE


Naturelinks is able to carry out a vast range of quality bushland management projects, achieving quality results with passion for the environment, and being sustainable in everything we do. READ MORE