WetlandCare Australia -Projects Archive
Integrated biodiversity management project - conservation and enhancement of HCV wetlands and threatened species in the Bungawalbin
The Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA) provided funding to WetlandCare Australia to work with landowners to help conserve and enhance high conservation value (HCV) wetlands and threatened species in the Bungawalbin Catchment in Northern NSW.
The Bungawalbin Catchment covers an area of 1770 km2 and is located roughly between Leeville, Coraki; Whiporie & Busby's Flat and contains significant areas of high conservation value wetlands. Wetlands and threatened species can be impacted by clearing, grazing, weeds, agricultural runoff, fire and changed hydrology through drainage.
|Photo: Fencing to protect wetland from grazing||Photo: Open freshwater wetland in Bungawalbin|
The project engaged eleven landowners with on ground works occurring on ten properties. The works included fencing, weed and pest species control and bush regeneration and involved considerable commitment and assistance from landowners. The project assisted in protecting 146 ha of wetlands in properties totalling 2,275 ha.
For more information on this project, please contact Garry Owers, WetlandCare Australia on (02) 66 816 169.