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Rat baiting schedule 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

As well as your efforts, the Board currently funds the servicing of approximately 1400 rat stations across 33 major palm seed areas, and biodiversity hot-spots on the Island. It takes two weeks to complete the baiting and stations are replenished every nine weeks. Approximately 200 grams or one cup of poison bait is used in each station.

Weeds of doom

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The breeding grounds are off the beaten track and the asparagus has been able to grow into dense and widespread infestations where it is smothering burrows.

Renewable energy road map

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The Road Map proposes that future power generation will consist of diesel hybrid generation system including:

Powerhouse construction begins

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The existing powerhouse is expected to be decommissioned and the generators relocated to the new Powerhouse in April 2012. The new powerhouse is planned to be operational by mid 2012.

Significant native vegetation review

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Under the LEP the Board may not approve development that will damage or remove mapped SNV.

Improved aerial photography recently completed on behalf of the Board will be used to improve the accuracy of vegetation mapping. Details of the review will be provided in future editions of the Bulletin.

Board election 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The NSW Electoral Commission has informed the Board that the election for the four elected Board Member positions will be held on Thursday 9th February 2012.

Computer Skills Courses 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The workshops will be initially designed for beginners who wish to learn or brush up on their emailing and web browsing skills with the aim to provide a variety of training programs for various skill levels depending on the level of interest within the community.

Lord Howe Preschool

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The LHI Community Preschool successfully applied for $300,000 funding from the NSW Government to create a preschool. A DA to develop a preschool in the Anglican Church hall was approved by the Board in May 2011.

Changes in coral growth over three decades in LHI Marine Park

Tuesday 17 January 2012

These corals, previously sampled by Dr Vicki Harriott in the 1990's were measured and will be compared with photographic records through time. The researchers measure coral growth by comparing changes in overall dimensions of individual colonies and also by staining colonies that allows subsequent growth to be clearly visible as white skeleton...

Providence Petrel

Friday 25 November 2011