14030: Connecting gaps and protecting riparian vegetation in the Stokes Catchment
A change in ownership of the project area has resulted in a change in attitude to natural resource management activities. The new owners have approached Esperance Regional Forum for support in achieving their aims of a connected riparian corridor. This project will fill in the gaps in past investments along a tributary of the Young River. It will establish new corridors of re-vegetation to link up remnant riparian vegetation, previous re-vegetation projects and areas of remnant bush and protect them through fencing.
Stokes Inlet is a key recreational and environmental asset on the south coast that provides habitat for a range of native species. A key threat to the inlet is sedimentation resulting from catchment erosion. This project aims to improve water quality in the Stokes Inlet by achieving complete protection of streamside vegetation along a tributary of the Young River, a major tributary of the Stokes Inlet. Activities include installation of 15km of fencing to prevent stock access and revegetating 8ha of degraded creek line with native species.
|Investment:||$ 49 600|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 74 160|
|Delivery organisation:||Esperance Regional Forum Incorporated|
|Project duration:||April 2015 - October 2016|
|Location:||Lot 1101 River Road, Shire of Esperance|
South Coast NRM