Climate change eco-monitoring project expanding to the Lower Mountains 

Climate change eco-monitoring project expanding to the Lower Mountains 

For long term Blue Mountains residents, changes to weather patterns, plant life and animal sightings have always been the subject of neighbourly discussions but, until now, many of these changes haven’t been receiving the kind of scientific scrutiny they deserve. 

This changed last year when the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and Scenic World joined forces to launch our Climate Change and Ecological Monitoring project. 

Look closer: the secret world of Tamara Venables

Look closer: the secret world of Tamara Venables

While bushwalking is a passion shared by many of us living in the Blue Mountains, few of us know what species of plant life we pass by on our walks, and even fewer again will ever take the time to develop a detailed knowledge of the species we come into contact with. 

Not so though for Blackheath resident, Tamara Venables, who has spent the past two years photographing and documenting orchid species throughout the Blue Mountains region.

Call for participants: Adaptive Management Course in September 

Call for participants: Adaptive Management Course in September 

It's back by popular demand! BMWHI's five-day intensive course on Adaptive Management for Conservation will be running again this year from Sept 23-27 in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney. 

The course is based on the Open Standards framework and is offered by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute in partnership with the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC).