WetlandCare Australia -Projects Archive
Fencing For the Future: Fence 1.5ha of wetland vegetation to prevent stock access and improve biodiversity habitat
There is a significant lack of protection of coastal wetlands of all types on private property, not only on the North Coast, but along the whole coastal strip of NSW.
Thanks to OneSteel, Waratah's new Fencing Grants Program, WetlandCare Australia has received a grant of $1205.00 including GST that has enabled the group to fund the fencing of a 1.5ha wetland rehabilitation area within a private property in Knockrow, NSW.
The wetland zone found within this property had been largely unprotected and exposed to intensive grazing. These grazing practices had resulted in the inhibition of wetland vegetation and the intrusion of pastural grasses. The aim of this project was to protect the wetland vegetation from destruction by stock and to encourage natural regeneration of wetland vegetation.
This project involved the installation of 392m of fencing to manage access by stock. These works act to protect the existing wetland vegetation and encouraging natural regeneration of coastal wetland vegetation, such as Melaluecas, Casuarinas, Sedges and Rushes in the now protected 1.5 ha.
These works contribute greatly to an ongoing project on the property involving the strategic removal of stock and revegetation of parcels of grazed land. The fenced vegetation will, in the future, form part of a habitat corridor across the North Creek floodplain, increasing habitat and biodiversity.