Private landholders to help protect endangered Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands

Sep 9, 2020Agriculture, Biodiversity, Uncategorized

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is calling for expressions of interest from private landholders with Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains who want to protect and enhance this critically endangered community.

The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program provides a unique opportunity for private landholders to:

• Discover the plants and animals that live within Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands on their property.
• Learn how to protect and enhance this single ecological community through site visits field days and workshops.
• Protect their Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands with financial support for a range of conservation management actions including fencing to enable management of stock, seasonal grazing management, ecological burning, and pest plant and animal control.
• Be supported by a network of experienced and knowledgeable organisations.

The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program targets the region east from Shelford to the western flank of the You Yangs, to Inverleigh in the south and Meredith on the north. Quality sites outside of the target area on the Victorian Volcanic Plains will also be considered.

“The Grassy Eucalypt Woodlands Stewardship Program is an exciting opportunity to support landholders to protect and enhance this rare and beautiful ecological community,” CCMA Project Officer Jess Lill said.

Expressions of interest are now open.

To view more information or register for the program click on the button below.

This project is supported by Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
This project will run until 2023