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    10020: Fowler’s fencing project – linking Moresby Range and Chapman River

    Creek line to be fenced and rehabilitated. Courtesy City of Greater Geraldton
    Creek line to be fenced and rehabilitated. Courtesy City of Greater Geraldton

    Landholders and agencies are partnering to protect and rehabilitate a stream connecting the Moresby Range and Chapman River wildlife corridor.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, about 2.5 km of creek will be fenced, creating a corridor that will be rehabilitated to prevent erosion and enable flora and fauna to move between these two major conservation areas.

    This project is an example of individual landholders cooperating with government agencies to contribute to landscape-scale restoration.

    Investment: $ 19 500
    In-kind contribution: $ 14 500
    Other contribution: $ 2 146
    Delivery organisation: City of Greater Geraldton
    Project duration: August 2011 - September 2012
    Location: The main creek runs south-southwest from the Moresby Range to Rowan Reserve, along the Chapman River wildlife corridor, 7 km from Geraldton

    Major project achievements

    • Land holders worked with local Government to produce a wildlife corridor between 2 reserves

    • Fenced creek area was widened from the original to increase wildlife corridor

    Lessons Learnt

    • Sufficient communication between valuable landholders and government agencies can successfully increase conservation efforts

    Project partners

    Shire of Chapman Valley; Noel Fowler

    More information

    City of Greater Geraldton (08) 9956 6600 or council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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