Lismore Landcare Protection Groups area is fortunate enough to include several wetlands and habitats of high significance to the Victorian Volcanic Plains. Several such areas were protected and enhanced with fencing of waterways to exclude stock, revegetation to provide habitat and removal of weeds such as boxthorn in this 2012/13 project. One site is a RAMSAR listed wetland while another site is home to brolga's and the Nationally Threatened Corangamite water skink. Click for more info....
Activities completed through this project involved..
fencing of 52ha of primary saline wetland including 680 meters of waterway
fencing of 26ha of remnant basalt plains grasslands which provides habitat for the growling grass frog
revegetation of 3 ha using 4000 tubestock and
removal of 2.7 ha of boxthorn, the spread of which is becoming of increasing concern on lands surrounding the RAMSAR designated Western District Lakes and Lake Corangamite
improved NRM management on 6 properties and increase in awareness of NRM to over 800 landholders.
This project was funded through the Caring For Our Country Community Action Grant which provided $17,830 to complete the works.