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    15156: In Them There Hills

    Landowner Doug Smith, inspecting his seedlings and 'Jarrah Creek,' now protected by stock-proof fencing.
    Landowner Doug Smith, inspecting his seedlings and 'Jarrah Creek,' now protected by stock-proof fencing.

    This is a 'trees and fences' project which will involve fencing areas for stock exclusions and planting a large number of trees across a wide area by highly capable and committed property owners.   Each project is in close proximity to other works, and all of these landholders have done Landcare projects previously.   The properties are all privately owned.

    As with all Landcare projects, there are multiple benefits. The primary outcome is stock exclusion and habitat plantings for biodiversity benefits. Further benefits include reduced water logging and salinity affect, reduced wind and water erosion, habitat connectivity, and soil health benefits.

    Over five properties and six unique sites, landholders will collectively erect 5.5 km of stock proof fencing to a high minimum standard, and plant 19,200 native seedlings, protecting and revegetating more than 50 hectares of land.

    Investment: $ 30 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 76 548
    Delivery organisation: Katanning Landcare (LCDC)
    Project duration: April 2016 - June 2017
    Location: Shire of Katanning

    Major project achievements

    • 23,280 seedlings planted over 20ha of previously cleared farmland
    • 5.39km of fence erected to protect 45ha of remnant and revegetated land

    Project contact details

    Katanning LCDC

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