By Don Fitz, Originally published Green Social Thought, November 3rd 2019. "Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves impossible to get off of…Read more ‘Dammed Good Questions about the Green New Deal’
Dr. Anita Wild is an ecologist with over 25 years’ experience specialising in restoration ecology, ecological risk assessment of hydro and wind-power projects, ecological risk prioritisation and designing ecological management plans and monitoring programs. Anita’s PhD (with Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick) investigated the patterns and processes of natural recovery in Tasmanian alpine and subalpine plant communities…Read more Introducing Dr. Anita Wild – Pedder Restoration Ecologist
The crowdfunding campaign has drawn to a close. From 212 pledges we have secured over $30,000 towards our campaign to Restore Pedder. This is a huge show of support and a big step toward helping us recruit a restoration ecologist to make the case. Our Paddle for Pedder video has had over 10k views, we…Read more Crowdfunder raises over 30k!
Less than three days remain for our Restore Pedder campaign! This week, a group of 12 kayakers paddled their hearts out for 25kms across the Pedder impoundment to raise a Restore Pedder banner above the location of the original beach. Take a look at the video from the day. Not long left to donate! Head…Read more Paddle for Pedder
This week, Patagonia Australia featured an article by Christine Milne in their online 'Roaring Journal'. In her article, Christine reminisces on how Lake Pedder's flooding inspired her activism and delivers an urgent plea to restore this submerged treasure. 'There are times in our lives when momentous events occur and you remember where you were and…Read more Christine Milne features in Patagonia’s Roaring Journal
The story of Lake Pedder lies nearly forgotten beneath the tannin stained waters of Southwest Tasmania. If we are to remember it, we must evoke the memories of the Elders, who knew the Lake before her transformation. Only the Elders may understand the true value of what we have lost. Some of them have passed…Read more Remembering Pedder
In 1955, 24,000 hectares of South West Tasmania, including the isolated and beautiful Lake Pedder, was proclaimed as the Lake Pedder National Park In 1965, I moved to Tasmania's north-west coast to teach at Ulverstone High School. The following year, I moved to Launceston and taught at Riverside High School, while my husband to be…Read more Your story contributor – Sue Hope