This project addressed catchment-level priorities by supporting individual landholders capacity / motivation to address key regional environmental issues including habitat preservation / enhancement, loss of older farm trees, waterway erosion / streambank degeneration and reduction of salt / silt loads downstream in the Lachlan River system. It contributed to regional biodiversity, landscape resilience, endangered species habitat and maintenance of strategic wildlife migration corridors.

The following onground activities were be undertaken over eleven Landcare member grazing properties:

  • Four km of fencing to link and protect 34 ha of remnant vegetation and 1,300 new, local specie tubestock plantings,
  • Planted 20 paddock trees and erecting cattle guards,
  • Four km of fencing erected to protect 37 ha of streambank including 11 ha of waterway erosion rehabilitation and 2,330 tree / shrub plantings,
  • Established a 2 ha Microlaena grass seed nursery, and
  • Sites were inspected by Landcare members and guests in year 2.

This project was partially funded through a $48,800 Federal Government Caring for Our Country Community Environment Action Grant.

Property owners, their families and friends contributed an estimated 1,200 hours of volunteer labour plus requisite farm machinery and incidental materials, conservatively valued at $55,000 in-kind.