Optimising the conservation of remnants and regrowth requires us to also reconstruct linkages - but where will the seed come from?
On Saturday 31/8/19 AABR and the Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC) are hosting an all-day field trip at the Wallaroo property of the Cumberland Land conservancy. We'll be exploring the natural assets of the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland and evaluating the tools and techniques being used to monitor and restore the seven vegetation types present on the CLC reserves.
Fig 1: The Fingal Head trial plot where buffalo grass was sprayed and slashed. After persistent follow up about 90% cover of natives has regenerated. Species include prickly couch, native violet, native lobelia, blady grass, plectranthus and native rats tail. Very small numbers of a few grassland forbs (including golden everlasting daisy) were planted. Photo: [...]
Fig 1 (left image): 1995: Degraded paddock prior to Phoenix Flats (Photo KWRP) Fig 2 (right image): 2001: Forming Phoenix Flats (Photo KWRP) Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project has created 10ha of coastal saltmarsh, Phoenix Flats, from a degraded, disused paddock. The site is adjacent to a tidal creek on Ash Island 15km west of Newcastle in the [...]
Fig 1 (left image). Control burn of ESBS at North Head (Photo Sydney Harbour Federation Trust) Fig 2 (right image). Regeneration of ESBS occurring after a burn at North Head. (Photo Sydney Harbour Federation Trust) Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (ESBS) is a nationally and state-listed Endangered Ecological scrub and heath vegetation community confined to deep, [...]
Fig Top Left Part of the rainforest plantation at the private property owned by Jephcotts - 2006 (Photo Mark Dunphy); Fig Top Right. EnviTE map of the Big Scrub showing remnants, camphor and corridors (Map Paul O’Connor, EnviTE Environment) The Big Scrub is an area of subtropical rainforest in north coast NSW on deep volcanic soils. Believed [...]