11026: Rehabilitation of Aquila and Carty reserves
Carnaby's black-cockatoo: Calyptorhynchus latirostris
Bullrush: typha occidentalis
Carty Reserve is vested in the Shire of Chittering and runs adjacent to Great Northern Highway for about 2km. It contains habitat trees for the Carnaby's black-cockatoo and a waterway that is a tributary to the nationally significant Chittering Lakes.
With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to revegetate degraded areas within the reserve to enhance food and nesting sources for the cockatoo. It will also restore natural flow to the waterway by removing an illegal gully dam and an infestation of typha occidentalis. The waterway will then be revegetated with rushes and sedges.
Aquila Reserve joins Carty Reserve at the junction of Hart Drive. The waterway flows from this junction to the Chittering Lakes. Rushes and sedges will be established in wet areas around the dams on Aquila Reserve.
|Investment:||$ 42 500|
|Delivery organisation:||Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee|
|Project duration:||February 2012 - December 2012|
|Location:||Aquilla Reserve adjacent to Hart Drive and Carty Reserve adjacent to Great Northern Highway, Chittering|