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 Post subject: Re: Salitjie Road
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Not one of my fave drives. Spent quite a lot of time on it for sable & mating lions.

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KNP Spokesman wrote:
Hi Everyone

Not head office here, only little old me.

Those are pretty long term experiments. I believe we are in year eight of the 25 year term.

On the Southern Bank of the river, there is actually a well worded explanation, but basically the blocks are divided into two major areas (one that we let fire go through and one that we don't) and each of these major areas are divided into three minor areas (one that only lets in small animals, one that lets in everything and one that doesn't let in any animals).

So far, the results are more or less predictable. The trees in the fenced areas are growing pretty tall compared to the other trees and the fire plots also show major advantages to keeping fire in the system.

I will look out for a formal report on this project and see if anything is worth posting.

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Thank you for the info. Seen it so many times, now we know what is "cooking" :thumbs_up:
Looking forward to a formal report. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Salitjie Road
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An excellent road. The best road to get some quiet from human traffic between Skukuza and Lower Sabie.

We had plenty sighting this past week on the Salitje, including a mating pair of leopard.

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 Post subject: Re: Salitjie Road
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I love this road. I find it one of the most atmospheric roads in the Park.

It has the graves of the unknown gold seekers. It always makes me stop a while and think of the many secrets the road holds.

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Exclosures :

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/co ... xclosures/

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 Post subject: Re: Salitjie Road
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Thanks Ndloti for the info. Will go and read about The Exclosures. I see they talk about a couple of others too :)

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