The Eyre Hills project is a large-scale Landcare project that ties in with community, farming enterprises and businesses to achieve ecosystem preservation and function. Ecosystems are important to everyone’s life through the services they provide such as: oxygen production; carbon storage, pollination; pest control; water filtration; animal habitat; inspiring landscapes and more! View the map of where the Eyre Hills project is taking place.
There are three priority ecosystems within the Eyre Hills project area which are targeted for fencing, native flora planting, weeding, bird monitoring and to establish nature corridors:
- Red Gum and Eyre Peninsula Blue Gum (Water Gum) woodlands on flood plains and drainage lines
- Sugar Gum woodlands on ironstone soils and hill slopes in the Koppio Hills
- Ridge-fruited Mallee and Broombush shrublands on wind-blown sands over clay soils
Funding and support is open to all interested landholders within the Eyre Hills area who are already, or would like to, improve how they accommodate nature in their primary production enterprise(s). The Eyre Hills Project is just beginning. It is currently small and targeted, and has the potential to expand and work strategically to meet environmental needs of other ecosystems with your support.
How to get involved
- Join our team of citizen scientists and assist with bird monitoring.
- Apply for a grant to do environmental works on your property.
- If you’re a local community or corporate group, Non-Government Organisation or individual interested in partnering with us, you can contact us on 8688 3200 or EPLBAdmin@sa.gov.au.