Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Our Achievements

Since our inception in 2007, Connecting Country has supported significant on-ground conservation works, coordinated community education and awareness-raising activities, provided assistance to the local Landcare movement, and implemented a rigorous monitoring and evaluation program. Since 2010 Connecting Country has installed over 450 phascogale nestboxes on private and public land across the Mount Alexander region, in collaboration with academic experts, landholders and volunteers. Nestboxes are located systematically across the landscape to allow scientific analysis of results to better understand phascogale distribution and habitat preferences. Connecting Country staff and volunteers have conducted several rounds of nestbox monitoring, when funding allowed.

Connecting Country also works with volunteers to monitor 50 bird survey sites located in various habitats across the region, collecting ongoing data from 2010. This provides invaluable information about the current status of woodland birds, and whether our revegetation efforts are successful in establishing wildlife habitat. Our regular educational events attract over 1,000 participants annually, engaging our community to appreciate and protect our local plants and animals.

We have restored over 13,000 hectares of land across the Mount Alexander region, including revegetation, remnant fencing and removal of invasive plants. We have also recently established two climate future plots, to provide insight into how we can continue to restore our landscape in a time of climate change.

Further details of our achievements are highlighted in the annual reports below:

Annual Reports

2022-2023 Annual Report

2021-2022 Annual Report

2020-2021 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2009-2011 Project Report

2009-2010 Final Report