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    10054: Protection and enhancement of a heritage-listed (indigenous) fragile wetland and surrounding remnant bushland

    Unprotected remnant vegetation surrounding this wetland was fenced as part of this project. Courtesy Karlee Bertola, Southern Agricultural Indigenous Landholder Services
    Unprotected remnant vegetation surrounding this wetland was fenced as part of this project. Courtesy Karlee Bertola, Southern Agricultural Indigenous Landholder Services

    Ninety hectares of species-rich wetland is one of the last stands of unspoiled habitat linking the Cape Le Grande and Cape Arid national parks.

    The wetland is also listed in the Aboriginal Heritage Site Register and is connected to other sites in the surrounding area.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to protect the wetland and surrounding vegetation with fencing to exclude stock access. To support works on the main wetland, smaller disconnected areas under threat will also be protected and enhanced.

    This will create pockets for biodiversity in the mostly cleared landscape while addressing erosion and surface water management issues evident on the site's sandy soils. These areas will be re-linked to the main wetland through future projects.

    Investment: $ 25 500
    Delivery organisation: Grahams Land and Sea Aboriginal Corporation
    Project duration: October 2011 - October 2012
    Location: Karyie and Hexters farms, 70 km north-east of Esperance
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