The hidden world of Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs) comes to light as Ian Davidson explains their unique role across the Riverina landscape as a stronghold for biodiversity and threatened species. The absence of agricultural production techniques and fertilisers along with their location on flat fertile soils, linearly linked, has enabled the TSRs to remain prime examples of woodland systems, reference ecosystems, that support unique wildlife.
|Introduction and concept of scaling up||00:09|
|What are TSR’s||1:40|
|Why restore TSRs? Ecological integrity of TSRs. Reference ecosystems||2:52|
|Aim of the project||4:57|
|Methods: Benson, VAST, technical notes, revegetation guides||5:45|
|Project location and scale: Riverina- fertile soils||7:50|
|TEECs on monitored sites||8:57|
|Restoration priorities- planning and legal framework||4:15|
|Monitoring techniques: vegetation, birds||11:55|
|Recovery Wheel- Coreen TSR||14:40|
|Focus areas and treatments||15:10|
|Learnings- local knowledge, experience, active land managing, fence removal||16:30|
|Key challenges- data collection, decision makers, climate, empowering land managers||22:28|
Read More – Links
- Learning from the Coreen TSRS – and scaling up biodiversity recovery works at hundreds of sites in the Riverina, NSW.
- The NSW travelling stock routes and reserves network. Heritage-Habitat- Livelihood
- More than just a Long Paddock: Fostering native vegetation recovery in Riverina Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves
- Travelling stock reserves: refuges for stock and biodiversity?
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