Mount Majura Nature Reserve – Casuarina Walking Trail upgraded

A $100,000 upgrade of the popular Casuarina Walking Trail on Mount Majura Nature Reserve was officially opened on the 2nd October 2009 by Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope. Works to upgrade the walking track commenced in April 2009 following a meeting of Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) coordinatorWaltraud Pix and representatives of the Hackett Community Association Jochen Zeil and Bruce Smith with the Chief Minister in April 2008 to secure funds for the repair of a badly eroded west slope section of the track.

Mount Majura Rabbit Control Program

The rabbit control project that began in autumn in the Mount Majura Nature Park has had considerable success, reducing rabbit numbers by about 85% as recorded by spotlight counts. Volunteers mapped rabbit burrows and Parks, Conservation and Land (PCL) staff hired contractors who used the data to locate, fumigate and destroy rabbit warrens. If you walk regularly on Mt Majura, you may have noticed an improvement in the grass cover due to both fewer rabbits and recent rain. However, the remaining rabbits are breeding…

Mountain Matters: Explaining Change in the Mount Majura Nature Reserve

For those of you who walk in Mount Majura Nature Reserve (MMNR), this information may be of interest. When next you walk past the Lower Hackett Reservoir, you will notice a new and unusual fenced area just behind the reservoir on the right hand side of the green Reserve notice board. This fenced area is another example of the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) at work on behalf of the Hackett community. Here is what it is all about.