Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Our Achievements

Since 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. Our achievements are highlighted in the table below and links to our annual reports follow.

 Financial Year 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 TOTAL

Organisational

Projects operational (no.) 1 1 4 5 5 4 10
Staff (no.)* 1 3 4 6 15 15 17 27
Volunteer (hours)** 2187 2133 4320

On Ground Works

Site management plans (no.) 22 19 20 87 21 43 191
Remnant vegetation protected (ha.) 914 307 800 1087 180 561 3849
Revegetation (ha.) 60 292 396 391 150 200 1339
Pest plant control (ha.) 974 146 800 2878 330 675.5 5473.5
Pest Animal control (ha.) 974 146 675 2407 330 687.5 4889.5
Total habitat enhanced (ha.) 974 1569 1800 3199 330 728.5 8600.5

Community Engagement & Landcare Support

Education events (no.) 18 27 31 23 12 20 131
Attendees at Education Events (no.) 270 395 1149 472 322 1080 3688
Brochures / Information Sheets developed & supported (no.) 1 2 0 4 1 5 13
Blog Posts (no.) 17 86 39 178 154 138 180 792
Blog subscribers (no.) 0 130 270 330 357 454 357
Community plans (no.) 3 3 4 8 1 1 20
Landcare and Friends groups supported (no.) 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

Monitoring

Nest boxes (no. boxes) 339 360 430 430 430 430 430
Nest boxes (no. checked) 0 270 300 0 330 0 900
Woodland birds (no. of surveys) 0 60 200 200 208 216 876
Habitat & Plants (no. surveys) 22 49 120 92 60 68 343

 

* Individuals employed during each year, including fixed-term Works Crews and other part-time staff, ** Officially started to record hours of volunteer contributions in 2013/14.

14_15 ogw map

Map showing all on-ground works project sites to date that have been supported by Connecting Country across the Mount Alexander Region. Red stars indicate projects initiated in 2014-15 and yellow stars indicate earlier projects.

 

Annual Reports

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