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    09064: Geekabee Hill eco-link remnant vegetation

    Farmer David Preston with completed fencing on remnant vegetation near Geekabie Hill, a biodiversity hotspot. Courtesy Basil Schur, Green Skills
    Farmer David Preston with completed fencing on remnant vegetation near Geekabie Hill, a biodiversity hotspot. Courtesy Basil Schur, Green Skills

    With the help of funding from the State NRM Program, Green Skills fenced 133 ha of remnant bushland on two properties to exclude stock and protect vegetation and wetlands.

    Both properties contain vegetation identified as having high biodiversity values within the Upper Kent wetland suite. Protection of these remnants also provides a major boost to establishing eco-linkages along priority areas connecting the Stirling Range, Mt Lindesay and Mt Roe national parks, which form part of a larger Gondwana eco-linkage program.

    On-ground community engagement and education activities were also undertaken with NRM partners, private landholders and individuals as part of this project.

    Investment: $ 17 570
    Delivery organisation: Green Skills
    Project duration: September 2010 - March 2011
    Location: Upper Kent River catchment area, south-east of Cranbrook

    Major project achievements

    • 6 km of fencing completed, protecting 133 ha of priority bushland.
    • 35 people attended events promoting and planning bushland conservation and eco links.
    • Gondwana Link forum was held on 3 September 2010 with 36 attendees. The seminar promoted bushland conservation and eco links.

    Project partners

    Gillamii Centre; Gondwana Link Ltd

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