Friends of Grasslands Grassy Ecosystem Grants

Grassy Ecosystem Grants Projects Awarded 2017-2020

Project & Location Year Amount Description in News of
Friends of Grasslands*
Status & Outcomes
Bushland Regeneration Project Cooma NSW 2020 $1,200 Nov-Dec 2020, p7 In progress
Revegetation of Grassy Woodland, Two Rivers Catchment Reserve Ballyroe NSW 2020 $1,500 Nov-Dec 2020, p7 In progress
Control invasive weeds and mowing in remnant NTG Bass Gardens, Griffith ACT 2020 $1,500 Nov-Dec 2020, p7 In progress
Dung beetle species richness and composition in grasslands Post doc research, University of New England, Narrabri NSW  2020 $1,500 Nov-Dec 2020, p7 In progress
Replacement signage South Gundagai Cemetery White Box Woodland Gundagai NSW 2019 $650 Nov-Dec 2019, p8 Completed. Newsletter items Nov-Dec 2020 & Jan-Feb 2021.
Condition improvement plan for threatened Lowland Themeda grasslands and grassy woodlands on a working farm Okehampton TAS 2019 $1,000 Nov-Dec 2019, p8 Completed. Newsletter article submitted.
Hiding in the grass: uncovering Melichrus (Ericaceae) species diversity in grassy ecosystems of eastern Australia PhD research, UNE Armidale NSW 2019 $1,500 Nov-Dec 2019, p8 In progress - delayed by COVID-19 and drought.
Role of plant and soil microbe interaction in weed invasion in grassy ecosystems PhD research, University of Canberra ACT 2019 $1,500 Nov-Dec 2019, p8 Nearing completion. Newsletter articles Nov-Dec 2020 & Jan-Feb 2021. Third article to come.
Invasive weed control of Chilean Needle Grass, African Lovegrass and Serrated Tussock in a small urban patch of remnant native grassy woodland Griffith ACT 2018 $1,500 May–Jun 2019, p9 Completed. Newsletter article May–Jun 2019. Local park care group continuing successfully.
Forecasting the spread and impact of exotic plant species in Australia PhD research, University of Canberra ACT 2018 $1,500 May–Jun 2019, p9 May–Jun 2019, p8 Completed. Newsletter article Mar-Apr 2020. Presentation to FoG.
‘Attitudes and latitudes: Towards a global perspective of grassland ecology’ Research study, Murdoch University WA 2017 $1,500 Jul-Aug 2017, p2 Completed. Newsletter article Mar-Apr 2019.
Brochure on local native grasses and grass-like species growing at Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park National Arboretum ACT 2017 $1,500 Jul-Aug 2017, p2 Completed. Newsletter article Nov-Dec 2018. Brochure launch at National Arboretum.
Quantifying awn length variation in Kangaroo Grass seed and other native grasses across Australia Honours degree research, CSIRO ACT & La Trobe University VIC 2017 $500 Jul-Aug 2017, p2 Completed. Newsletter article Jul-Aug 2018. Two resulting scientific journal articles .
Research on use of fire for grassland rehabilitation in Kangaroo Grass – Red Gum woodlands, Western Plains of Victoria Research study, La Trobe University VIC 2017 $500 Jul-Aug 2017, p2 Completed. Newsletter article Jul-Aug 2019.
Contribution towards travel expenses of Conservation Volunteers Australia (ACT) for work at Old Cooma Common Grassland Reserve Cooma NSW 2017 $825 Jul-Aug 2017, p2 Completed. Newsletter article Sep-Oct 2017.

*FoG newsletters in two versions (article text only and full version PDF with images) can be accessed from http://www.fog.org.au/newsletter.htm.