LLS partners with Upper Lachlan land managers to protect woodlands

Land managers can partner with South East Local Land Services to protect and connect the Box Gum Grassy Woodland.

Incentives for projects are being offered to land managers in the Upper Lachlan, Hilltops and Yass Valley local government areas.

Protecting and connecting the Box Gum Grassy Woodland. Photo: LLS

Protecting and connecting the Box Gum Grassy Woodland. Photo: LLS

Box Gum Grassy Woodlands were once widespread before cropping, pasture and infrastructure development. The program's website says, areas have been reduced in area by 95 per cent and remnants tend to be highly isolated and fragmented.

"The woodland and its waterways provide an essential home to many of our most threatened species."

It occurs on fertile soils and is characterised by a canopy of widely spaced eucalyptus trees, with a ground layer dominated by tussock grasses and a high diversity of herbs, sparse shrubs may also be present.

Eligible properties will need existing areas of Box Gum Grassy Woodland or on an adjoining property.

Projects include protecting remnant areas and planting trees and shrubs to increase diversity, as well as connecting existing remnant areas.

For more information and how to apply visit: southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au or contact senior NRM advisor Melissa Henry by phone 6385 1018 or via email melissa.henry@lls.nsw.gov.au.