Landcare and landholders restore grassy woodlands
NRM NEWS - AUGUST 2020 - SIGNIFICANT SPECIES
By Tracy Michael
Land Services Officer - Grassy Woodlands Project
P: 02 6051 2211 | M: 0427 468 489 | email@example.com
Over the past year, Murray Local Land Services has partnered with three local Landcare groups to support landholders to protect and enhance remnant grassy woodland vegetation and revegetate new areas on their properties to improve connectivity between patches of vegetation.
The project enabled funding to be provided to 15 landholders to undertake on-ground works to improve and manage over 100 hectares of grassy woodland including:
- 71km of direct seeding, and
- 11,500 native seedlings planted.
A new funding round of this project is about to commence. If landholders are interested in getting involved with this project, contact Corowa District Landcare, Holbrook Landcare Network or West Hume Landcare.
The Grassy Woodlands Project aims to:
- Improve condition, extent and connectivity of grassy woodland patches in the south west slopes region.
- Increase and protect habitat for grey-crowned babblers and other significant woodland birds.
A grassy woodland is dominated by eucalypts, typically boxes and red gums. It has a relatively open canopy with sparsely distributed understorey shrubs and a conspicuous and diverse ground cover of native grasses and herbs.
This project is supported by Murray Local Land Services, through funding from Catchment Action NSW.
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