Great Eastern Ranges

Landholders in the Abercrombie river catchment are being offered the chance to be part of one of the largest wildlife corridor projects in Australia.

The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative has announced a call for expressions of interest from individuals and community groups who are interested in proposing habitat restoration projects in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link landscape corridor.

The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (or ‘GER’ for short) is a major collaborative effort to link and protect habitat for native plants and animals along the Great Dividing Range. The GER has a vision to protect and restore natural wildlife corridors from the Grampians in western Victoria, through New South Wales and the ACT, to tropical far north Queensland.

The Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link is an important natural corridor for native species between the Kanangra-Boyd and Blue Mountains national parks, along the Abercrombie river, to Wyangala Dam.

In late 2012, the GER received a grant from the Australian Government to support the work of local people who are managing threats to the corridor The project has already supported seven Landcare projects in 2013, delivering activities as diverse as invasive animal information days, Landcare planning and cultural heritage events.

This year’s grants have been expanded to support landholders wanting to restore habitat and wildlife corridors on their property using a grant provided through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife and assisted by Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

Funding is available subject to priorities that have been adopted for the K2W Link  project.

Information about the criteria is available from the GER website at: www.greateasternranges.org.au/k2w or by contacting Angus Arnott on 02 6341 9322.