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    10046: Riparian vegetation protection and livestock exclusion fencing in the Stokes Inlet catchment

    Landholders Jennifer and Richard Thomason and Claudia Magana (Esperance Regional Forum Inc.) with an area of remnant riparian vegetation fenced to prevent stock access. Courtesy Esperance Regional Forum Inc.
    Landholders Jennifer and Richard Thomason and Claudia Magana (Esperance Regional Forum Inc.) with an area of remnant riparian vegetation fenced to prevent stock access. Courtesy Esperance Regional Forum Inc.

    The Stokes Inlet catchment is part of the South Coast Macro Corridor and also provides a critical corridor between the Great Western Woodlands and the coast.

    Riparian vegetation within the catchment is critically important as it provides habitat for a range of species as well as protecting bank stability and reducing the likelihood of wind and water erosion and sedimentation.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project seeks to protect riparian vegetation in the catchment. Landholders will be assisted to fence off tributaries and wetlands to:

    • protect key biodiversity corridors
    • prevent siltation
    • restrict grazing pressures
    • allow natural regeneration.

    On-ground works will include 12.4 km of fencing.

    Investment: $ 36 000
    Delivery organisation: Esperance Regional Forum Inc.
    Project duration: July 2011 - June 2012
    Location: Red Plains, 140 km north-west of Esperance, and Two Rivers, 77 km west of Esperance

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