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    14024: Peat rehabilitation trials for Mitchell and Timberjack peat swamps in the Walpole Wilderness area

    Volunteers will collect seeds from the peat swamps to propagate for revegetation.
    Volunteers will collect seeds from the peat swamps to propagate for revegetation.

    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

    Project partners

    Department of Parks and Wildlife

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