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Maintaining biodiversity at Mt Hotham

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  • Recycled water produced and stored at the top of the “Heavenly Valley” chair lift.Recycled water is used in the snow making areas and also for toilets on the mountain.Slide 1 – Dam where water is stored after being treatedSlide 2 – Looking back at the hut that pumps and recycles waterSlide 3 – Signage
  • Water Recycling Project Used for snow making and flush toilets
  • Decreases the amount of water extracted from local water systems to produced man made snow. Therefore less pressure on aquatic flora an fauna
  • This is the location where the Possum has been found after to previously thought to be extinct.
  • The Construction of the Road has divided the possum’s habitat Males were no longer able to move safely between the two altitudes Many possums were being run over by the cars
  • Many possums were being run over by the cars
  • The Love tunnel was constructed under the road to help reconnect the two location and reduce the number of deaths on the road.The Possums started to use the tunnel instantly
  • Foxes are a large problem at Mt Hotham.Mt Hotham Resort has implemented a baiting program to kill the foxes using 1080 bait.
  • The grate was introduced last year to prevent foxes from entering the tunnel
  • Inside the tunnel. They like to rocky outcrops
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    • 1. Examples of Strategies Implemented to Maintain Biodiversity at Mt Hotham
    • 2. What is the Management Strategy in the following slides
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    • 4. Any Ideas???
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    • 6. How does a Recycled Program assist the maintenance of Biodiversity?
    • 7. The Mountain Pygmy Possum
    • 8. Who knows what the “LOVE TUNNEL” is on Mt Hotham
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    • 11. Why was there a need to develop the “LOVE TUNNEL”
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    • 15. What may also the affect the survival of the Possum?
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    • 19. Native Replanting

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