The Riverina Highlands Landcare Network is offering landholders in the region funding to protect and restore small natural features of their farms such as rocky outcrops, ephemeral and constructed wetlands (such as farms dams) and hollow bearing trees.
With funding from the NSW Governments Environmental Trust, landholders can apply through the Landcare Network for funding of up to $1500 towards:
- Protecting scattered paddock trees
- Enhancing rocky outcrops
- Restoring farm dams and small wetlands
- Establishing new paddock trees
The funding can be used towards the costs of fencing materials, alternative stock water such as troughs , individual stock proof tree guards and the planting of native trees and shrubs.
By undertaking these projects, farmers are not only boosting their on farm biodiversity but also improving their farm assets through improved water quality, additional shade and shelter as well as management of livestock.
The Landcare Nursery in Tumut is involved in the project with volunteers growing a range of native trees, shrubs and understorey plants for the project.
Landholders wishing to participate in this project are encouraged to contact the Riverina Highlands Landcare Network on 69411402 or email [email protected]