Sci Art Walks

Rewilding Tasmania: The ecological challenge of restoring Lake Pedder

September 05, 2020 Beaker Street
Sci Art Walks
Rewilding Tasmania: The ecological challenge of restoring Lake Pedder
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Sci Art Walks
Rewilding Tasmania: The ecological challenge of restoring Lake Pedder
Sep 05, 2020
Beaker Street

A talk by Christine Milne, Bob Brown, Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Tabatha Badger, and Todd Dudley, with music by Julius Schwing and Tilly Martin.
When Tasmania’s iconic Lake Pedder was flooded in 1972 to create a reservoir in the service of hydroelectric power, a unique wilderness was drowned, and now lies 15 metres beneath the surface, dormant but apparently intact. What would it take to reverse the course of history, drain the impoundment, and restore the flooded lake to its original glory? Is such a goal even ecologically possible? Meander through Tasmania’s Southwest National Park while contemplating the effort to undo our past actions and rewild our world.
The suggested walking location for this episode is Lake Pedder, Southwest National Park, Tasmania. Learn more at www.sciartwalks.com.au


Show Notes

A talk by Christine Milne, Bob Brown, Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Tabatha Badger, and Todd Dudley, with music by Julius Schwing and Tilly Martin.
When Tasmania’s iconic Lake Pedder was flooded in 1972 to create a reservoir in the service of hydroelectric power, a unique wilderness was drowned, and now lies 15 metres beneath the surface, dormant but apparently intact. What would it take to reverse the course of history, drain the impoundment, and restore the flooded lake to its original glory? Is such a goal even ecologically possible? Meander through Tasmania’s Southwest National Park while contemplating the effort to undo our past actions and rewild our world.
The suggested walking location for this episode is Lake Pedder, Southwest National Park, Tasmania. Learn more at www.sciartwalks.com.au