Grants available for landholders to protect and improve grey box grassy woodlands

Wednesday 21 October, 2020
Landholders in the northern half of the Goulburn Broken Catchment are encouraged to apply for funding through the Linking Landscapes project to improve the condition of threatened grey box grassy woodlands on their properties.

Goulburn Broken CMA’s Janice Mentiplay-Smith said grey box grassy woodlands were an important natural environment.  

“The woodlands provide habitat for a variety of species including the nationally threatened swift parrot, regent honeyeater, turnip copper burr and small purple-pea,” she said.

“The greatest loss of this vegetation type and biodiversity has occurred on agricultural land, however, we recognise that landholders cannot reverse this decline alone.  Through our Linking Landscapes project we’re providing funding to landholders to help carry out this important recovery work.”

Funding is available for revegetation, pest plant and animal control and fencing to manage stock access.

To check eligibility criteria and submit an EOI please check the ‘Funding Opportunities” tab at www.gbcma.vic.gov.au

For more information contact Jenny Wilson on 58227700 or jennyw@gbcma.vic.gov.au

EOI applications close 5pm Friday November 6.

The Linking Landscapes project is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.