Emergency Management Response and Recovery

More frequent and intense extreme weather events are requiring ongoing focus on landscape recovery and resilience. Local Land Services plays a critical role in responding to natural disasters and supporting landscape recovery efforts across NSW.

Over the last couple of years, Local Land Services has been involved in a number of emergency response and recovery events, including both fires and floods. During this time, there has been some amazing stories of achievement, where we have worked together with landholders, other agencies, community groups and contractors to achieve natural resource management outcomes, such as:

  • Improved trajectory of species or vegetation communities
  • Improved water quality or waterway health
  • General improved environment/ecological health.

Video series

The below videos demonstrate the environmental and community value achieved from several emergency response and recovery activities across NSW following natural disasters over the last few years.

After the impact - Rehabilitating rainforests at Huonbrook

The Huonbrook area was severely impacted by first the black summer bushfires, followed by severe wet weather events.

One of the problems seen were landslips, causing serious erosion and even removing 100 year old trees. Weeds also soon began to dominate these affected areas, so a rapid response was needed to help rehabilitate this land.

Hear from landholders, contractors and our specialist staff on the work carried out and how we are working together to restore the bush.

After the impact - protecting threatened species in the Riverina region

Following the devastation of the Dunns' Road bushfire in the Riverina region, many held grave concerns for local populations of greater gliders. But thanks to funding from the Australian government, a monitoring and recovery program was implemented to support this iconic species.

Find out more about how our specialist staff are working with the community to implement this program of species protection, including:

  • Monitoring and what we've found
  • Creating artificial hollows
  • Working with the community for habitat development
  • Our role in protecting threatened species after emergency events.

After the impact - Landslip repair for environmental health in the South East

Following the severe weather events and the extended wet period, the south east region of NSW saw increased erosion and landslips. Local Land Services staff joined forces with the Soil Conservation Service to let farmers know more about the issues, share remediation options and better understand the pros and cons of various remediation options.

Find out more about the workshops series, how we are working with the community and landholders' experience in dealing with this serious issue.

After the impact - Rainforest and river enhancement at Woolgoolga Creek

Following the black summer bushfires, the Woolgoolga Creek area became an important refuge to protect for the benefit of native plants and animals. Local Land Services specialist staff worked with contractors and the community to support a program of rehabilitation and enhancement.

  • Weeds control
  • Rainforest tree planting
  • Coir logs for landslips and erosions
  • Fencing
  • Fish restocking and habitat development.

Hear from landholders working to improve our rainforest environment and how we are working together to make a difference.

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