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    13067: Upper Gascoyne erosion and sediment control demonstration

    Ponding bank under construction at Mooloo Downs Station. Courtesy Jim Caunt.
    Ponding bank under construction at Mooloo Downs Station. Courtesy Jim Caunt.

    Long-term degradation in the arid environment of the Upper Gascoyne has left a legacy of reduced perennial vegetation and bare soils that are prone to erosion.

    Reduced vegetation has also caused loss of habitat and biodiversity.

    This project aims to improve pastoral land management by demonstrating new and innovative ways of preventing, controlling and repairing stream bank, gully and sheet erosion.

    Works will align with property Ecologically Sustainable Rangelands Management plans and include:

    • construction of ponding banks
    • formation of contour banks
    • installation of  sediment traps
    • revegetation of erosion sites with local native species.

    Land managers, community members and extension staff will be invited to inspect completed works at a field day.

    Investment: $ 37 500
    Delivery organisation: Upper Gascoyne Land Care District Committee
    Project duration: December 2013 - June 2014
    Location: Mooloo Downs Station and Pingandy Station
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