Four local Landcare bushfire recovery projects have been selected to aid in the recovery of native wildlife and habitat in seven regions severely impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.
Residents living in the Pappinbarra Valley have experienced two devastating fires and a major flood event since 2017.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network are co-ordinating the projects.
All Sustainable Futures received $299,854 to rehabilitate the Pappinbarra River riparian corridor by fencing the river. This project will help exclude livestock while allowing native animals to move across the landscape.
All Sustainable Futures, with support from Blaze Aid, Local Land Services, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital and Pappinbarra Landholders Conservation Group will use the funds to help eligible local landholders with the following activities:
- fence river/creek and other wildlife areas for livestock exclusion;
- revegetate and weed river/creek and other wildlife areas damaged by fire or flood; and
- undertake erosion mitigation works.
The team will also carry out erosion control measures to restore eroded river banks; collect and grow local seed species; replant riparian corridor with endemic species that support bank stabilisation, food and shelter for specific threatened species such as platypus, powerful owl, koalas; remove weed species to encourage native regeneration; and capacity build current landholders to maintain riparian health via field days for landowners in the Pappinbarra, Hastings, Thone and Wilson rivers.
They will also develop electronic learning materials to foster commitment and skills in future land managers (Tocal College Agriculture students) to improve riparian health.
By completion, All Sustainable Futures will achieve a more resilient community with the skills and commitment to continue to improve riparian health for natural disaster mitigation. The riparian corridor will less eroded, and in a more resilient state.
The application form will be delivered to landholders via the local Pitchfork newsletter or by emailing email@example.com.
Priority for funding will be given for land where the greatest recovery for wildlife habitat could be achieved, including through commitment by the landholder for in-kind works and resources and follow up.
Onsite activities will be supported by field days and information for as many landholders in the region as possible.
For any information regarding this grant, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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