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    12075: Sustainably managing the catchments around Dumbleyung Lake

    Some of the 55 000 seedlings helping connect fragmented patches of remnant vegetation throughout the Dumbleyung Lake catchment. Courtesy Keith Parnell, Parnell Nursery.
    Some of the 55 000 seedlings helping connect fragmented patches of remnant vegetation throughout the Dumbleyung Lake catchment. Courtesy Keith Parnell, Parnell Nursery.

    Dumbleyung Lake and its surrounds provide important habitat for species of significance such as Carnaby Cockatoo, Red Tailed Phascogale and Mallefowl.

    Much of the land surrounding the Lake has been cleared for agriculture.

    This project aims to restore vegetation on five privately-owned properties within the Lakes catchment.

    Over 55 000 seedlings will be planted to connect fragmented patches of remnant vegetation. Five kilometres of fencing erected to exclude livestock and prevent further degradation of existing and newly planted vegetation.

    This project also aims to improve water quality in Dumbleyung Lake. Vegetation established and protected will intercept nutrient-rich runoff and stabilise the soil, reducing the amount of sediment transported to the Lake.

    Investment: $ 45 000
    Delivery organisation: Dumbleyung Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: October 2012 - December 2013
    Location: Washpool, Cridland, Coblinine & Bullock Hills catchments that surround the Dumbleyung Lake in Dumbleyung
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