This project was supported by the Second Generation Landcare Grant 2008 - 2009.
Protection of remnant native vegetation contributes to the overall Trees to the River; Action Plan 2007 of the Panyyabyr Landcare Group. The 1996 Management Plan was updated in 2007 after the Panyyabyr Landcare Group won the Landcare and Community Group of the Year Award in the Glenelg Hopkins Region. This Plan has been updated in the last two years to reflect the commitment that the landholders have to extending the growing ‘WEB of Connectivity’ that is reaching across the Karabeal Plains, meandering along waterways and abutting the Grampians National Park.
The main aims of this project were:
Increase native vegetation habitat as integrated into a sustainable farming landscape.
Protect and enhance waterways and significant remnant vegetation.
Protect significant fauna species
This project has assisted the Panyyabyr Landcare Group members to protect remnant vegetation through fencing ad stock exclusion. The overall project were broken into 3 sub-projects.
The areas that were protected from fencing were large enough to allow the landholders to add biodiversity planting to increase the habitat diversity as well as to increase the on-farm benefits of shelter, Integrated Pest Management and management of the water table. These sub-projects contributed to community benefits by improving Landscape-scale connectivity as per the groups Action Plan.