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    09047: Recovery and protection of Moore River catchment’s threatened natural assets

    Participants at an information day in Piawaning learned about the importance of Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Micro bats and the Land for Wildlife scheme in the Moore River catchment. Courtesy Rachel Walmsley, Moore Catchment Council
    Participants at an information day in Piawaning learned about the importance of Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Micro bats and the Land for Wildlife scheme in the Moore River catchment. Courtesy Rachel Walmsley, Moore Catchment Council

    The health of the Moore River riparian zone and its associated threatened priority native vegetation is at risk from numerous degrading processes, including:

    • rising groundwater
    • salinity
    • wind and water erosion
    • feral animals
    • weeds
    • dieback
    • urban activities
    • stock and vehicle movements associated with agricultural activities.

    With the help of funding from the State NRM Program, the Moore Catchment Council worked with the local community and land managers to fence areas of threatened priority native vegetation and to revegetate riparian zones.

    They also held information days to increase community awareness of NRM issues and to help land managers make better-informed decisions.

    Investment: $ 199 800
    In-kind contribution: $ 220 497
    Delivery organisation: Moore Catchment Council
    Project duration: June 2010 - September 2011
    Location: Moore River catchment within Northern Agricultural region

    Major project achievements

    • 14 land managers took part in protecting 476 ha of priority native bushland.
    • 10 land managers fenced off and protected 23 km of priority native vegetation.
    • 8 land managers fenced off and protected 20 km of Moore River and tributaries.
    • 3 land managers revegetated 24 ha of Moore River riparian zone.
    • 55 land managers, community and industry members attended information days where they learned to value the natural assets of the Moore region and signed up to carry out on-ground works through the project.

    Project partners

    Land managers; Department of Water; Department of Environment and Conservation; Birds Australia; Insight Ecology; Joe Tonga; Roadside Conservation Council

    More information

    Moore Catchment Council (08) 9653 1355

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