13002: Conservation of Candy's Bush Reserve through traditional and ecological knowledge sharing

    Candy's Bush Reserve is located on the south-eastern outskirts of the Moora town site.

    The eight hectare reserve is home to some of the regions last remaining Wandoo and Salmon gum woodland. It is also considered the best location to see Moora spider orchid, Brown-veined shell orchid and Green-veined shell orchid.

    Vegetation is in very good condition and provides important habitat for fauna including the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo.

    Historically, the site was used as a tracker camp by the Yued (Yuedt) Aboriginal people and contains many bush medicine plant species.

    This project aims to capture and promote the ecological and Aboriginal significance of the reserve so it becomes an asset for the local community and visitors.

    Activities include:

    • designing and installing interpretative signage
    • formalising a walk trail around the reserve
    • creating a booklet showcasing the reserve's ecology and Aboriginal history
    • running a Yued traditional knowledge day exploring the reserve's flora and fauna and their traditional uses
    • registering the reserve as a Land For Wildlife site.
    Investment: $ 32 450
    Delivery organisation: Moore Catchment Council
    Project duration: January 2014 - March 2015
    Location: Candy’s Bush Reserve, Gardiner Street, Moora

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