Grants for landholders to protect grey box grassy woodlands

Thursday 24 January, 2019
Grants are available for landholders to carry out works to improve and protect grey box grassy woodlands on their properties through the Linking Landscapes and Communities project.

Goulburn Broken CMA’s Dr Jenny Wilson said the woodlands were an important part of the natural environment.

‘’They provide habitat for a range of species including nationally threatened swift parrots, regent honeyeaters, turnip copperburr and small purple pea,” Dr Wilson said.

“As part of this project we’re providing incentives to landholders to carry out actions such as revegetation, pest plant and animal control and fencing to manage stock access.”

Dr Wilson said similar activities carried out by landholders involved in previous projects showed that once on-ground works were completed, farmers noticed a range of environmental, social and economic benefits.

“As well as creating a healthy landscape and attracting native birds and wildlife, improving habitat will increase the chances of many species' ability to adapt to changes in climate. These types of activities also increase productivity and the value of farms; what we call ‘nature at work’.  For example, the resulting Increase in shade and shelter is great for protecting stock from extreme heat, cold or wind. More native vegetation attracts insects that provide pollination and managing weeds improves soil health. 

‘’Then there are the many wellbeing and lifestyle benefits of creating a more sustainable landscape for all of us.”

If you are interested in being involved in this project, please find more information, eligibility criteria and the EOI form here or contact Dr Jenny Wilson on 5822 7700 or

Applications close March 31.

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

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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