14075: Protect and connect Tarin Rock bush blocks

    The Tarin Rock Representative Landscape straddles the Avon and Blackwood catchment divide in the north-east corner of the Shire of Dumbleyung. The area is 44 600ha in size, of which 22% (9818ha) is native vegetation. This area was selected by the Department of Parks and Wildlife as a case study area to trial the 'Target/Representative Landscape' approach to nature conservation. Management objectives have been developed to address the threats to biodiversity in the Tarin Rock Representative Landscape Area. Fragmented habitats were identified as the greatest threat to nature conservation in the area with 76% of native vegetation located on small remnants less than 2ha.

    This project aims to address this threat by protecting and enlarging bush areas in near pristine condition located at the very top of the catchment divide. Three bush blocks totalling 73ha and located within a 3km radius of each other will be fenced to prevent stock access and minimise weed invasion.

    Investment: $ 15 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 19 800
    Delivery organisation: Dumbleyung Landcare Zone
    Project duration: March 2015 - September 2016
    Location: Tarin Rock, Williams; Shire of Dumbleyung

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