SNRMO 09047 – Recovery and Protection of Moore River Catchments Threatened Natural Assets
Funded by State NRM
The Moore Catchment Council’s new state funded Recovery and Protection of the Moore River Catchments Threatened Natural Assets project is in full swing and has proved hugely popular already. The project aims to fence off and protect 25km, and re-vegetate and recover 50ha of the iconic Moore River, and also fence off 15km of priority native remnant vegetation.
So far we have received ten expressions of interest from all over the catchment (see map), including overwhelming interest for the native remnant vegetation incentive. Figures show that we have already allocated over three quarters of the Moore River fencing and re-vegetation money available. The native remnant fencing incentive is nearly at its limit but an extension from the state has released a few extra dollars due to the popularity.
Rachel Walmsley of MCC says ‘The flexible criteria and generous incentive has encouraged many farmers to sign up and protect their patch of the Moore River or native remnant bush. One of the remnants being protected is classed as a Priority 1 and features outstanding native bush with many rare and endangered species.’
If you’re interested in any of the incentives on offer then get in quick before all the money is gone. MCC can offer landholders $3,000/km for fencing and $500/ha for re-vegetating creek lines, and $4,000/km for fencing off priority remnant vegetation. Projects need to be completed by September 2011. Give Rachel or Ingrid a ring at the office for more details 9653 1355.
Amount Funded – $199,800
Project Value – $421,964.55
Reports / Documents
- Value your Natural Assets Poster
- Farmers involved poster
- Down load here to get pdf version of “Bird Communities in Remnant and Planted Native Vegetation, southern Moore River Catchment” produced by “InSight Ecology” December 2011