Some highlights from MJ’s stories during April 2020. More fire news than I expected, with some reflections on the impacts of last summer and post logging burning in full swing. Plus new research into alpine zones and efforts to help Alpine Ash forests recover through aerial seeding. And Mountain Cosmos – a website dedicated to podcasts about the mountain life.
Paradise at 12,000 feet
Backcountry skiing in the Central Rockies.
Mountain Cosmos – podcasts from the hills.
Mountain Journal turns 10
Wow. That went fast.
Environment and activism
Work starts on Snowy Hydro 2.0
It has been reported that the next stage of the Snowy Hydro 2.0 expansion has been given the green light, with approval for construction of the project’s ‘Segment Factory’.
Climate change may push some species to higher elevations
No fast track for dodgy developers
The community continues to oppose plans by the Tasmanian government to radically increase private commercial development in the state’s national parks and World Heritage Areas.
However, the government continues to push ahead with it’s anti environment agenda.
Leadbeater’s possum found in active logging site near Baw Baw
Recently, members of Wildlife of the Central Highlands (WOTCH) observed a critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum within an active logging coupe in the Central Highlands.
Logging in a time of COVID-19
Logging continues in the mountains of Victoria, despite the lockdown that is keeping most people at home.
Crush it for Climate
Activism and adventure for climate action.
Shared firefighting in a hotter world
An overview of the scale of the firefighting effort that involves aerial firefighting, and the cost of keeping planes and helicopters on the fireground.
Revisiting the Tabletop fire (mt Hotham) three months on.
Fire impacts on the alpine treeline
Repeated fire is impacting the growth of snowgums at the treeline.
Reseeding the Alpine Ash forests
An update on aerial seeding programs which aim to help these forests survive after fires.
The impacts of the fires in Kosciuszko national park
Burning season in the Central Highlands
Post logging fires in the mountains east of Melbourne.
Sense of Place
A journey from the headwaters of the Thompson River to the mouth of the Yarra River.