2018 – 2020
Funded by the NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation Program
Native vegetation in the Junee region has been extensively cleared, with remaining vegetation existing primarily in fragmented remnants. The increasing scale of cropping operations in the region poses an ongoing threat to the limited remaining vegetation. Rehabilitating habitat on farms in this region for endangered woodland birds and other fauna is a critical priority, to prevent further population decline.
This project will support landholders to restore and regenerate native habitat, targeting landscape-scale connectivity, while balancing production needs. It is focusing strongly on educating landholders and the wider community of the importance of native vegetation in cropping landscapes.
What is involved?
- 6 workshops will be held across the Junee-Illabo-Bethungra region, covering topics such as: native vegetation and fauna, appropriate management practices, optimum design of revegetation works, and the importance of habitat connectivity
- Funding is available for 10 landholders to implement on-ground works to enhance and/or revegetate native vegetation on their properties, using best practice shelterbelt management and design processes to optimise landscape connectivity and habitat value
- Ongoing education and engagement will also be provided, through project brochures, fact sheets and updates via website and newsletters.
If you are interested in finding out more about this project, please contact Mikala Maher: email@example.com, or 0429 458 717.