Restoration

The Lake Pedder Restoration Committee goal is the full restoration of the original Lake Pedder. On the 27 February 2019, Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated launched the Restore Pedder crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to make the case to undertake the ecological and social feasibility scoping study and put in place the Restoration Management Plan for the full restoration of the Lake Pedder impoundment. 

Around 2012 to 2018, the Committee had explored an approach to partial restoration of the Lake which can be understood by watching this 3D visualisation Lake Pedder—from inundation to restoration—developed in 2013.

The visualisation enables viewers to appreciate the process, the drama and the excitement of restoration of this unique landscape (duration: 7 minutes; ensure your sound is on as there is a voice-over). Please note, that the Committee now seeks full restoration and the information related to the partial restoration approach is not being pursued. A full restoration proposal will be developed in collaboration with key stakeholders. A priority of the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee is first making the broader ecological and economic case.

Recent media attention has included:

Geoff Mosley: ‘a life for the environment’ radio interview, ABC Radio National 10 May 2017

Hobart Mercury’s TasWeekend article, 14 May 2016.

LA FM, Launceston local Radio, Tasmania Talks, 29 February 2016:

 

ABC Radio, The World Today, 8 July 2013:

 

From fast facts, extensive archived material, studies + reports, a bibliography to restoration: local and global, the evidence to support the idea of restoring Lake Pedder is hard to dismiss. The following links provide additional background knowledge:

Lake Pedder and Franklin River Environmental Issues – Historical Summary.

The Past, The Present, The Future – extract from Bob Brown’s book Lake Pedder.

On The Beach Of Other Country Mountains – essay by Chris Viney.

Ten reasons to restore Lake Pedder – Bob Brown.

Remember Lake Pedder? – extract from Robert Rankin’s book Beyond the Horizon.

Milesago – an article with some memorable quotes.

Wikipedia article.