Day 2-Tour 2.
With the Wild Country Science Council still in the area, the Australian Landcare Council are also touring the Link’s Fitz-Stirling area. Lunch was on the Cowboy Country property, giving us a good opportunity to promote the need to consider ecological and agricultural restructuring of marginal farming areas. The Cowboy block proved a perfect venue for this discussion. The ALC and the Wild Country Science Council had lunch together and were joined by local landcare groups. When ALC Chairman Bruce Boyd quizzed local farmer Graham Jones on how he felt about Cowboy being pulled out of farming and replanted, his reply was a resounding ‘About bloody time!’
Bruce Boyd, Chairman of the ALC, confirmed his enthusiasm for our work with the statement: ‘Everyone enjoyed the trip and were particularly impressed by the ambitious and groundbreaking nature of the Gondwana Link project.’