The Holbrook and Murrumbidgee Landcare groups are set to play a major part in our region’s long-term bushfire recovery effort after being awarded government funding for restoration work on the Dunn’s Road and Green Valley fire grounds.
According to local MP and Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, the Holbrook team will undertake habitat enhancement work, including weed control and fencing.
“Holbrook Landcare is one of a number of groups to take on the local recovery of native plants and animals with revegetation, protecting vulnerable species from disease and pests, and providing shelter and reducing erosion impacts.”
“This is getting people out into the bush on their hands and knees to remove weeds, climbing trees to install nesting boxes and erecting barriers to keep out feral predators.”
Holbrook Landcare Network Project Manager Kylie Durant said the funding is fantastic for us to finally get some action on the ground.
“Animals like the Greater Glider and the Gang Gang cockatoo, as well as a range of woodland birds have had their homes and food sources severely impacted by the Black Summer fires.”
“Anything we can do to look after what’s left, and make sure the recovery process is going along well, helps the conservation of these animals well into the future.”
The latest funding of $10 million is part of the Morrison Government’s $200 million bushfire recovery for wildlife and habitat package, and will fund 88 projects across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia.
A full list of projects is available here.