13067: Upper Gascoyne erosion and sediment control demonstration
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|