In 2014 NACC NRM partnered with SAF Ltd to carry out work under the Rivers and Wetlands Project on a property near Latham known as Just’s Block.
This initial project fenced 140ha of remnant vegetation and established 18ha of revegetation.
Recently NACC NRM and SAF Ltd have worked together again to add another 20ha of revegetated and fenced habitat, taking the total area protected on this unique property to 160ha.
NACC NRM Bushcare Officer Jarna Kendle said securing areas of remnant vegetation like Just’s Block is a stepping stone on the path to saving Malleefowl populations.
“Malleefowl have quite specific habitat requirements and when populations are limited by small isolated vegetation patches, the threats they face can be compounded; being able to link vegetation will lead to better outcomes for these incredible birds.”
Just’s Block contains a healthy and diverse remnant York gum woodland and has a natural drainage line running through the area, which together creates the ideal landscape for a Malleefowl refuge.
SAF Ltd farm manager Ken Sevenson said the area boasts the ideal soil for Malleefowl habitat.
“It is a valley floor with a good subsoil water supply from the surrounding catchment so we are expecting the species sown to thrive and provide and the ideal future home for Malleefowl.”
This project has been made possible with funding from the Australian National Landcare Program supported by NACC NRM.
If you are interested in finding out more about this project or if you think you may be eligible for the incentive, please contact NACC NRM’s Bushcare Officer Jarna Kendle p) 08 9938 0108 or e) [email protected].