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Trees in the Ground - Landholders Restoring Koala Habitat 

27-08-2022 10:09

The NSW Government’s ‘Saving our Species’ program enabled Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) to coordinate the delivery of an on-ground koala conservation project in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shires between 2017 and 2021.

This presentation outlines how, thanks to partnerships and relationship building, the ‘Habitat Restoration for Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Koalas’ program was able to exceed its goal of restoring 30 hectares of new koala habitat on privately owned land. TRLA managed the project, and the NSW Landcare program, through the Local Landcare Coordinator, provided the project management to see it through the planning, implementation and evaluation phases.

The project went beyond ‘trees in the ground’, however. The presentation will also discuss how it has been a vehicle for a new community of practice around farm revegetation for koalas and biodiversity, demonstrating what is possible when local Landcare organisations are afforded the opportunity to coordinate the people, resources and skills needed for habitat restoration. All corridors created represent best practice for wildlife conservation in a changing climate, and all landholders involved completed their projects, thanks to a process of positive, respectful, relationship building, the provision of practical support, and access to local knowledge and Landcare expertise to produce positive outcomes.

Presenter/s: Lana Andrews.
Powerpoint slides: Trees in the Ground – Landholders Restoring Koala Habitat.


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