13061: Nicholson Range conservation and restoration project (stage 2a)
Nicholson Range is the watershed between the Roderick and Sanford Rivers, two regionally significant catchments in the mid-west rangelands that feed into the Murchison River.
The range stretches between the Mt Wittenoom and Meka pastoral leases covering approximately 58 000 ha.
Botanists and ecologists have identified the range as highly significant. It's the northern-most site of rare wattle species Acacia restiacea, and one of few remaining examples of this type of landscape.
Managers of Mt Wittenoom and Meka pastoral leases would like to ensure the range is completely taken out of production and managed to conserve its unique ecosystems.
This project will erect electric fencing around the full perimeter of the range (29km) to ensure complete control of grazing. Feral goats, unmanaged livestock and red plains kangaroo's will be removed from the enclosure.
Natural regeneration of vegetation over the area is expected to reduce erosion and the amount of sediment flowing into the Roderick, Sanford and Murchison Rivers.
|Investment:||$ 50 000|
|Delivery organisation:||Nicholson Range Management Committee|
|Project duration:||May 2014 - December 2015|
|Location:||Nicholson Range is approximately 160 km north east of Mullewa and 160 km north west of Mt Magnet. The Range is positioned on the divide of the Shires of Murchison and Yalgoo|