Funding available to help landholders improve riparian zones and native vegetation on properties

Do you have a creek, river, wetland and want to fence it, plant it, protect it?

There are several programs being rolling out in the Bega Valley that can support landholders wanting to improve, protect, and enhance riparian zones and native vegetation on their properties.

The glossy black cockatoo.

The glossy black cockatoo.

There are three main priority activities that had been advised will receive priority for funding.

The first involves the installation of fencing to exclude stock from waterways and saltmarshes.

The second is the revegetation of riparian zones to improve bank stability, reduce run-off and improve habitat for native wildlife.

The third is to protect, enhance and improve of remnant native vegetation and wildlife corridors for threatened species such as glossy black cockatoo, threated large forest owls, koalas and Australian grayling.

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A range of agencies are coordinating the different grants including Landcare, Local Land Services, Bega Valley Shire Council, and the Koala Action Network.

Landholders are encouraged to contact the Far South Coast Landcare office to see where funding might be a good match for your situation. Please email mail@fscla.org.au or call 02 64947856.

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