Central Tablelands LLS have launched incentive funding for two projects to improve landscape health and habitat values focusing on restoring the extent and quality of native vegetation. Private landholders within priority areas within the Central Tablelands region are invited to apply.
The Healthy Landscapes project, funded through Catchment Action NSW, provides incentives to assist private land managers to improve the extent, condition and connectivity of remnant vegetation and riparian areas on the land they manage.
Eligible work for stream protection and bushland protection includes installation of stock proof fencing and alternative stock watering points, and planting native trees and shrubs. Activities to control exotic plants and pest animals may also be eligible for one off stewardship payments.
Funding of up to $2500/ha is available for stream protection and $1000/ha for bushland protection. Project areas must be greater than 2 ha and on-ground works need to be completed by 31 May 2020. Completion of planting works may be negotiated, depending on seasonal conditions.
For more information about the Healthy Landscapes project please contact Allan Wray, Senior Land Services Officer, on 6333 2318 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second incentive round, funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, focuses on Woodland Birds on Farms and the protection and improvement of their habitat.
Woodland birds were once widespread throughout eastern Australia, however extensive clearing of woodland habitat has seen their numbers decline and the range of their distribution contract. One in five species of woodland birds is now at risk.
The Woodland Birds on Farms project aims to reverse this decline by allowing habitat to regenerate and recover by conducting activities to exclude livestock and improve vegetation quality with in-fill planting in key biodiversity areas.
Funding of up to $2500/ha is available for stream protection and $1000/ha for bushland protection, with priority given to projects that provide the greatest environmental benefit for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater and other woodland birds. Completion time frames will be negotiated for successful projects.
For more information about the Woodland Birds on Farms project please contact Huw Evans, Senior Land Services Officer, on 0429 764 069 or by email: email@example.com.
Applications for both these incentive rounds close at 5pm on Monday 2 September 2019. Expressions Of Interest (EOI) can be be completed online or in person at your nearest Central Tablelands LLS office.
For further information, project fact sheets, key priority area maps or to complete an EOI visit: http://centraltablelands.lls.nsw.gov.au/our-region/financial-assistance.