Mid Lachlan Landcare are happy to report that the sites for year one of the ‘White Box, Yellow Box, Blakely’s Red Gum Habitat on Farm’ project have been selected by the board and contracts have gone out 🙂 A couple of the projects have almost been completed already as well.
This is such a great project to be involved with. Some of the on gound works this year include :- direct seeding native understory species within remnant woodland patches, fencing of remnant areas to allow more strategic grazing and enhance the areas, scattered paddock tree connectivity planting, installation of Squirrel Glider nest boxes, guarding of young naturally regenerated seedlings, targeted weed control, and strategic planting of understory and/or canopy trees.
This project is being funded through the ‘Saving our Species’ program by the NSW Government. If you are interested in finding out more about the project, please contact us. We will begin assessing sites from July onwards for next year’s funding which can be up to $4000 to support on ground works to ensure the threatened White Box, Yellow Box, Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland survives in our region. You can also find out more information here
The included picture is of one of the remnant woodland sites that has received project funding. A gorgeous patch that regularly has Superb Parrots nesting and visiting. (Note: – photo taken in February before we had any of the recent lovely rains)