Remnant rescue for woodland birds – looking for eligible landholders
Posted on 3 August, 2017 by Tanya Loos
Connecting Country is currently seeking expressions of interest for on ground works on private land. In particular, we are looking for landholders with remnant vegetation on their properties who are interested in undertaking actions that improve woodland bird habitat.
Thanks to our recently announced ‘Woodland bird community habitat protection and enhancement’ project, we have a small amount of funding available for the protection and enhancement of 60 ha of remnant vegetation. Building connections between bushland areas through direct seeding and revegetation with tubestock is very important, but at the same time we need to care for our remnants; the core habitat. This project will fund actions that protect bird habitat from threats such as stock grazing and weeds.
Eligible landholders will receive a site visit, and a subsequent plant list and property habitat management plan. Activities funded will mainly focus on fencing for stock exclusion and weed control within these remnants.
Eligibility for funding from this project will be determined according to the following factors:
- Size of your remnant vegetation patch
- Property location
- Presence of threatened woodland birds
Deadline for EOIs: 24th September, 2017.
All interested landholders in Mount Alexander Shire are welcome to fill an EOI form on our onground works page. If your proposed project does not fit with the requirements of our current projects, we will keep you on file for future opportunities.
This project was funded with the support of the Victorian Government’s Regional Biodiversity On-Ground Action Initiative.