December 2018

Welcome to the fourth and final edition of Grassroots for 2018. As usual, this publication con¬tains a variety of news articles and a feature article by Chloe Maclaren, one of our members who is currently com¬pleting her PhD. Chloe introduces us to a method of integrating sheep into crop rotations – this aids in managing weeds which can save money and pro¬tect the environment. Some of the interesting local news is¬sues covered in this edition include those from Paul Gordijn and Tim O’Connor (SAEON) who have been looking at vegetation change in the Cathedral Peak grasslands and the response to different fire treatments. Wendy Collinson (EWT) introduces the new Brake4Wildlife project to try to reduce roadkill in protected ar¬eas, while Erik Verreyne explains the process of mapping the vegetation of Orapa Game Park. More on the global news front, we have a sum¬mary of Cromsigt et al’s paper on the use of large mammals for a better cli¬mate and Jack Durrell has created an awareness on the potential of Africa’s rangelands through his recently pub¬lished article. As the year draws to an end, the editorial team would like to thank all who have contributed to Grassroots throughout the year and would like to encourage all readers to send articles (both news and feature) to Grassroots in the new year. Finally, we wish all our readers safe travels, a happy festive season and all the best for a great new year. Happy reading!

December 2018

Welcome to the fourth and final edition of Grassroots for 2018. As usual, this publication con¬tains a variety of news articles and a feature article by Chloe Maclaren, one of our members who is currently com¬pleting her PhD. Chloe introduces us to a method of integrating sheep into crop rotations – this aids in managing weeds which can save money and pro¬tect the environment. Some of the interesting local news is¬sues covered in this edition include those from Paul Gordijn and Tim O’Connor (SAEON) who have been looking at vegetation change in the Cathedral Peak grasslands and the response to different fire treatments. Wendy Collinson (EWT) introduces the new Brake4Wildlife project to try to reduce roadkill in protected ar¬eas, while Erik Verreyne explains the process of mapping the vegetation of Orapa Game Park. More on the global news front, we have a sum¬mary of Cromsigt et al’s paper on the use of large mammals for a better cli¬mate and Jack Durrell has created an awareness on the potential of Africa’s rangelands through his recently pub¬lished article. As the year draws to an end, the editorial team would like to thank all who have contributed to Grassroots throughout the year and would like to encourage all readers to send articles (both news and feature) to Grassroots in the new year. Finally, we wish all our readers safe travels, a happy festive season and all the best for a great new year. Happy reading!