Training communities to monitor and recover critical mangrove habitat on the South Coast, developing habitat for Greater Gliders on the North Coast, and supporting ecologically isolated remnant vegetation in the alps of NSW are among the successful projects funded in NSW.
These projects are just some of the 111 funded projects spread out across Australia as part of the Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants Program. Of the projects funded in NSW, 77% are projects being delivered by member groups of Landcare NSW.
The Program is part of a $14 million Federal Government commitment to deliver on-ground activities to aid in the recovery of native wildlife and habitat in seven regions severely impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.
The funding will support landcare bushfire recovery projects in seven government designated bushfire regions impacted by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/2020.
Activities funded include:
- Pest / feral animal management / control.
- Weed management / control.
- Erosion control to protect waterways and repairing riparian areas.
- Habitat augmentation, including provision of shelter (such as nest boxes and artificial hollows).
- Revegetation and regeneration, including tree planting using native plant species that are known to be indigenous to the site and represent the type of vegetation community, existing on the site before the 2019-20 bushfires, or historically.
- Seed collection and propagation of native plant species for use in revegetation (applicants are responsible for identifying and obtaining appropriate permits for land access and collecting seed).
- Fencing installation to protect sensitive or regenerating areas with clear environmental / conservation benefits (e.g., to protect refugia, sensitive or regenerating areas, pest exclusion, stock exclusion from natural water sources etc.)
- Protection of unburnt habitat/refugia.
- Contractor works for Project Outcomes.
- Expert flora and fauna surveys, habitat mapping, data recording, citizen science and education, where these form part of a project that includes on-ground bushfire recovery activities.
- Supporting the establishment of legally binding conservation convents on private property
- Management to maintain landscape integrity (e.g., Indigenous fire and land management activities).
- Eradicating or reducing the impact of diseases.
- Engaging with local communities and Indigenous land managers aimed at bushfire recovery efforts in the seven identified bushfire regions.
- Providing planning and advice, knowledge and education to local communities and Indigenous land managers regarding bushfire recovery of species and ecological communities.
- Many other activities may be eligible, please contact the Applicant Support Team to discuss.
For NSW Landcare groups, please contact:
Project Manager – NSW
Or visit the Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants Website