ENHANCING KOALA HABITAT
Approximately 80% of koala habitat has been decimated since European settlement. Of the remaining 20% most occurs on private land.
The development of a Koala Habitat Preservation, Enhancement and Restoration Plan has allowed Landcare to target our efforts in a coordinated manner.
SGLN is working with local Landcare members to protect important koala habitat and extend the revegetation efforts across the lansdcape allowing Koalas to move safely.
On ground works are a key component of overall project. Active management of our remnants and revegetation areas are key to the long term ecological resilience of the landscape and ultimately the protection of our native species. Community awareness and education, (which is also part of the project) further enhances the project by actively engaging the community in seed collection, propagation, tree planting, koala counts, weed control and assistance to research projects.
How will the funds be used?
Grants to Landcare members to undertake specific activities such as:
- Revegetation work to repair and restore the treed landscape
- Developing and planting wildlife corridors, linking areas of fragmented bushland
- Fencing off and replanting riparian areas to rehabilitate waterways and improve water quality, both in the river or stream and the inlets they flow int
Key areas of expenditure
- On ground works
- Tubestock, fencing, chemicals for weed control
- Mapping and monitoring
- Photo point monitoring
- Recording on ground work on digital maps for reporting and publicity purposes