The Kanangra Boyd to Wyanagala Link (K2W) is a natural landscape corridor following the line of the Abercrombie River, and formed by the Casuarinas lining its banks, the Eucalypt forests on the surrounding hills, and the grassy box woodlands that connect them. Its location, natural values and cultural significance make it an integral part of the vision of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, to maintain and restore the connectivity of natural habitats along the ranges on the eastern edge of the continent from the Grampians in Victoria, through New South Wales and the ACT to tropical Queensland.
The Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Link is vital to the long term survival of many species that are native to the Great Eastern Ranges. It provides a natural corridor used by migratory species as they move between the temperate woodlands of the central and southern slopes and tablelands, and the forests of the Greater Blue Mountains and beyond. Since 2012, the K2W Link partnership is working with landholders, community groups, NGO’s, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, Local Lands Services, Local Councils and National Parks and Wildlife to:
- Support voluntary management of remnant native habitats by local landholders, parks staff and others;
- Encourage collaborative control of pests and weeds across property boundaries to improve the condition and corridor value of habitat linkages;
- Restore lost habitat connections through assistance and support for voluntary revegetation;
- Support reconnection with country through sharing of Aboriginal traditional knowledge and development of new joint ventures;
- Provide opportunities for community involvement in field days, replanting events, and wildlife surveys.