Nabawa fencing incentive success

Passion and Respect are two of NACC’s core values and they are also two words that quickly spring to mind when talking to local farmer Russel Coupe – a passionate and knowledgeable land owner with a property in Nabawa.

NACC Bushcare Officer Vanessa Brown recently visited Russel on his property to talk about native vegetation management, and to sign-off an agreement under NACC’s Habitat Fencing Initiative.

As a result of this collaboration, Russel will have protected four patches of bush on his farm (totalling 38 hectares), and installed more than 4.5 kilometres of stock-proof fencing.

Russel previously installed fencing on his property to protect the native vegetation along the creek lines in the late nineties, and Vanessa was impressed to see the difference in these sites compared to other areas not yet fenced.

“The fenced-off bush looked really healthy and green,” she said. “You could really see the difference the fencing had made.”

Russel said he has now seen first-hand just how effective fencing-off the bushland remnants can be.

“I know the fencing works because it keeps the sheep out and allows the vegetation to regenerate,” he said.

“I am looking forward to seeing these newly fenced-off sites flourish in the future.”

If you have any queries about protecting bushland in your patch, please contact NACC Bushcare Officer Vanessa Brown on vanessa.brown@nacc.com.au or 0427 989 112.

 

This project is supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council through funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Program.

 

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