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    11056: The vital link – community corridor revegetation of the Great Southern Highway between Woodanilling and Wagin

    Volunteers planted local provenance seedlings as well as quandong nuts, an indigenous food source and medicine. Courtesy Danielle Perrie.
    Volunteers planted local provenance seedlings as well as quandong nuts, an indigenous food source and medicine. Courtesy Danielle Perrie.

    Remnant vegetation makes up only 8-10 per cent of the Wagin and Woodanilling shires. Primarily an agricultural landscape, the remaining vegetation is largely fragmented. Well-vegetated roadsides are therefore important movement corridors for fauna and, in some areas, contain declared rare flora.

    The local communities recognise the importance of well-vegetated roadsides as biodiversity movement corridors.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to engage volunteers and partner with Main Roads, local government and schools to enhance existing remnant vegetation to conserve and restore 31 km of the Great Southern Highway linking the two towns.

    Local provenance native seedlings will be used in restoration works, providing habitat and feed sources to endangered small marsupial, the red-tailed phascogale, and Carnaby's black-cockatoo. The small carnivorous phascogale is one of few Australian marsupials without a pouch.

    Weed removal is an important part of this project, contributing to road safety as well as enhancing vegetation.

    Investment: $ 13 050
    Delivery organisation: Wagin/Woodanilling Landcare Zone Inc.
    Project duration: January 2012 - December 2012
    Location: Roadside 31 km of Great Southern Highway between Wagin and Woodanilling

    More information

    Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone: E: wwlandcare@westnet.com.au P: (08) 9861 2222

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