Improved biodiversity on the Tablelands project

South East Local Land Services is offering incentives to land managers for projects that protect and connect remnant patches of vegetation and/or enhance waterways and minor erosion gullies in the Boorowa and Yass local areas.

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Eligible projects

We are looking to partner with land managers who would like to enhance biodiversity values on their property. Eligible projects in order of priority are:

  • Protecting and enhancing existing remnant areas by fencing to exclude stock and/or planting trees and shrubs to increase diversity.
  • Rehabilitating creeks and minor/moderate erosion gullies by fencing and planting (earth works will not be funded in this project).
  • Connecting existing remnant areas by fencing and planting large blocks of trees, tree lanes, clusters and/or paddock trees. This may include connecting to areas that aren’t on your property such as roadside vegetation and neighboring remnants on public and private land.

Benefits of connectivity

This project will improve health and connectivity in the landscape by planting the next generation of native trees and shrubs and protecting existing biodiversity values on private land. By building connected corridors through our region we are providing a means for our most vulnerable species to move through the landscape and increase their resilience to the changing climate.

Connected, resilient environments lead to healthy and productive farms. Planting native trees and protecting natural areas and waterways can provide numerous production benefits, including but not limited to: providing shade for stock, sheltering stock and soil from strong winds, improving water quality and encouraging native pollinators and species that provide natural insect control.

More information and how to apply

Expressions of interest for this program are now closed and may re-open in 2023/24.

For more information contact your local office.

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