VIC: Ribbons of Blue, Sashes of Green

Application dates:

Applications close on Monday, 31st December 2018

Incentives are available for landholders to protect and improve box woodlands and ironbark forests found across the central area of the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
Works that could be funded include:

  • protecting and enhancing existing remnant vegetation (eg. through under storey planting, weed control, pest animal control) and revegetation to create corridors.
  • revegetation and protection of riparian areas (along waterways)

Private land is particularly important for grassy woodlands because although the more fertile areas were cleared, and therefore the threats to biodiversity were greatest, the gains through protection and appropriate management are also far greater. Creating corridors of vegetation linking private and public land helps fauna move through the landscape, which is important for migration and finding food and mates, and builds the resilience of this habitat to climate change.

This work has many benefits for farmers, including providing shade and shelter for stock and crops, reducing erosion and improving soil stability as well as providing habitat for wildlife (some of which provide positive ecosystem services to farms such as insect control and pollination).

Incentives are available to eligible landholders who meet the required criteria to carry out this work.

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