09047: Recovery and protection of Moore River catchment’s threatened natural assets
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
- wind and water erosion
- feral animals
- 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.
Land managers; Department of Water; Department of Environment and Conservation; Birds Australia; Insight Ecology; Joe Tonga; Roadside Conservation Council
Moore Catchment Council (08) 9653 1355