14024: Peat rehabilitation trials for Mitchell and Timberjack peat swamps in the Walpole Wilderness area
Many of the peat lands in the Walpole Wilderness are listed as wetlands of national significance and contain critical habitat for a range of threatened species. The unique species and communities occurring in these peatlands are coming under increasing pressure from drying climate, fire regime and feral pigs.
This project aims to improve habitat conditions for Mitchell and Timberjack peat swamps and reduce the rate at which peat is being lost from the systems through fencing, surface water management, substrate stabilisation and revegetation activities.
|Investment:||$ 35 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 55 603|
|Delivery organisation:||Walpole Nornalup National Parks Association (WNNPA)|
|Project duration:||January 2015 - June 2016|
|Location:||Two peat wetlands in the Walpole Wilderness, within the Mt Frankland National Park|
Department of Parks and Wildlife