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Darebin Creek Diary

Habitat Conservation & Management Course

For over 40 years, the Habitat Conservation and Management Course (HCMC) has been informing, inspiring and connecting Melbourne’s conservation and land management community.

The course is suited for everyone, from new conservation volunteers to experienced land management practitioners, looking to refresh and extend their knowledge and networks.

Participants will learn about key ecosystem features including plants, soil, fungi and fire then explore techniques for habitat improvement. 16 Wednesday evening classes from August 7 to November 20 and 9 Saturday field trips with some of Melbourne’s leading ecologists and land managers including Randall Robinson, Gidja Walker, Uncle Dave Wandin and George Paras.

  • Cost: $1,800 per person plus booking fee.
  • When? August 7 – November 20, 2024
  • Where? Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary, La Trobe University, Bundoora.
  • For bookings and further info including course schedule click here.
  • Thank you to those who have applied for the Ryan Robertson Scholarship. Applications are now closed.
  • Limited opportunities are available for up to 80% of course fees through the  Whittlesea individual grants under the leadership or environment streams.
  • For further details please contact Danny Reddan