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Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network’s work recognised

Tuesday 22 January, 2013
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Chief Executive Officer Chris Norman today congratulated the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (CMN) on winning the 2013 Moira Shire Australia Day Environment Project of the Year Award for its Woodland Bird Project.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Chief Executive Officer Chris Norman today congratulated the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (CMN) on winning the 2013 Moira Shire Australia Day Environment Project of the Year Award for its Woodland Bird Project.

The Broken Boosey CMN is one of five conservation management networks operating in the Goulburn Broken Catchment and is in its 10th year of delivering environmental works in partnership with agencies, community groups and landholders.

"This is well-deserved recognition of the group members' effort and commitment to protecting and enhancing habitat for the endangered woodland bird community," Mr Norman said.

The group received funding for the project through the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Communities for Nature program.
Broken Boosey CMN Co-ordinator Janice Mentiplay-Smith said the project aimed to improve the quality and connectivity of habitat for the endangered woodland bird community.

"This community includes iconic species such as the bush-stone curlew and grey-crowned babbler, as well as the smaller, lesser known species like thornbills, finches and robins, which all play an important role in the environment for tasks such as insect control," Ms Mentiplay-Smith.

"Under the Woodlands Bird Project the Broken Boosey CMN has completed 1.8 kilometres of fencing, 24 hectares of direct seeding and protected 13 hectares of remnant vegetation since June 2012. A further 26 hectares within the Moira Shire has been earmarked for future works."

Ms Mentiplay-Smith acknowledged the strong support of the Moira Shire for the CMN during the past 10 years.

"Moira Shire's support has meant the CMN has been able to achieve some major changes across the landscape, and we are extremely grateful for the shire's ongoing interest and involvement," she said.

"Landholders across the region are also extremely supportive of the CMN's work, and are keen to be involved, and that is always good to see."

For more information on the Broken Boosey CMN or the Woodland Bird Project, contact Janice Mentiplay-Smith on 5761 1644 or janicem@gbcma.vic.gov.au or visit the website www.brokenbooseycmn.com