K2W Partnership wins environment grant

The Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Great Eastern Ranges Partnership is delighted to have received $500,000 under the NSW Environmental Trust’s recently announced Bush Connect program.

As a successful applicant, the partnership will be funded over a six year period to restore glider habitat and linkages at three sites along the Abercrombie River.

The project will benefit a host of other native plants and animals that live within the same area, such as Spotted-tailed Quolls, Flame Robins and Koalas, said Mary Bonet, Facilitator of the Kanangra to Wyangala Link (K2W) Regional Partnership.

“We will be working with landholders to enhance and restore important vegetation patches and linkages across public and private lands.

“Activities include nest box installation, targeted plantings and feral predator control, and we will be strengthening local capacity to manage persistent pressures through fire planning and surveillance of invasive species,” she said.

The project complements works undertaken by the K2W partnership since 2012, delivering cross-tenure pest and weed management and on ground activities to reverse decline of natural ecosystems and restore function to areas of native habitat along the Abercrombie River Corridor.

“We are due to start work early next year. The project will be funded for 6 years by the Trust with monitoring and maintenance by landholders for a further 4 years. This means we will be supporting long term community participation in landscape restoration and will really start to see evidence of change at these locations,” said Mary.

For more information about the K2W Bush Connect project you can contact Mary at mary@upperlachlanlandcare.org.au

Overview of Restoring the Glideways of the K2W link available here: BushConnect Project Overview

 

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