Mark Walters, Restoring Natural Areas

CCS Talk on Wednesday 23rd July 2014

At 8pm Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Glenaeon School, Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag

Supper will follow Mark’s talk

Restoring Natural Areas – Soil Translocation and Native Vegetation Community Regeneration

Mark Walters is a Teacher-Ecologist at Ryde TAFE. He teaches CertIII, CertIV and Diploma of Conservation & Land Management.

Topsoil is an undervalued resource for conserving biodiversity. Often this valuable resource is wasted, treated as a contaminated waste or composted for landscaping soils. In this talk Mark will cover some aspects of topsoil translocation as a tool for rehabilitating degraded sites. Mark has carried out, or been a consultant to more than a dozen topsoil translocation projects over the last decade within the Sydney region and has undertaken university research into the topic.