Senator Jim Molan visits MCNF

Senator Jim Molan visited The Mulloon Institute today to learn more about our work restoring the natural function of the Mulloon Creek watershed in southern New South Wales, and building resilience to climate extremes such as drought. This model can be adapted for different climates and catchments across Australia to assist farmers restore productivity and environment at the same time. 

 L-R – Senator Jim Molan, Farm Manager Michael Fitzgerald (MCNF), Research Coordinator Luke Peel (TMI)

L-R – Senator Jim Molan, Farm Manager Michael Fitzgerald (MCNF), Research Coordinator Luke Peel (TMI)

It was exciting to be able to show our visitors one spot where a summer grass species is still surviving despite winter frosts and drought conditions. They are doing so thanks to micro-climate patches created by water retention in the landscape and resulting vegetation growth.

 Summer grass species still growing despite winter frosts, thanks to localised micro-climate conditions and water retention in the landscape.

Summer grass species still growing despite winter frosts, thanks to localised micro-climate conditions and water retention in the landscape.

Senator Molan was joined by his Adviser Dr Jerry Nockles and staff member Richard Bennetts and is pictured here with Farm Manager Michael Fitzgerald (Mulloon Creek Natural Farms) and Luke Peel (Research Coorindator, The Mulloon Institute). 

 L-R: Dr Jerry Nockles, Research Coordinator Luke Peel (TMI), Senator Jim Molan, Farm Manager Michael Fitzgerald (MCNF)

L-R: Dr Jerry Nockles, Research Coordinator Luke Peel (TMI), Senator Jim Molan, Farm Manager Michael Fitzgerald (MCNF)

Shortly after the tour, Senator Molan was interviewed on 2GB Radio with Chris Smith, which you can listen to here: http://www.2gb.com/senator-molan-company-tax-cuts-absolutely-essential/

Thank-you for taking the time to visit and see first-hand the work we are doing to help rehydrate the Australian landscape and for helping share our story further afield.
 

 Peter's Pond is still holding water and hydrating the surrounding landscape, with a trickle continuing downstream.

Peter's Pond is still holding water and hydrating the surrounding landscape, with a trickle continuing downstream.