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    10069: Fencing to enhance the survival of diverse flora of Minninup block in the Ludlow tuart forest

    Overgrazing by kangaroos has denuded the forest floor. Kangaroos have also ringbarked many jarrah saplings, causing their death. Courtesy Capel Land Conservation District Committee
    Overgrazing by kangaroos has denuded the forest floor. Kangaroos have also ringbarked many jarrah saplings, causing their death. Courtesy Capel Land Conservation District Committee

    Grazing by kangaroos within the Minninup block of the Ludlow tuart forest is having a detrimental impact on the native plant community.

    Small-scale studies over the past 10 years indicate that herbivore grazing is affecting the diversity of shrub and herb species within the community and affecting natural regeneration after disturbance events.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to create herbivore exclusion areas by fencing up to 10 ha of remnant tuart vegetation. The fenced area will include both degraded areas to promote regeneration and areas of intact plant communities to assist in the recovery of the forest's diversity.

    Investment: $ 20 000
    Delivery organisation: Capel Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: April 2012 - December 2013
    Location: Minninup block in Tuart Forest National Park, Capel, and adjoining Department of Environment and Conservation estate
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