The Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee Restoration Project
Recovering the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaved Mallee Woodland Threatened Ecological Community through local landscape action is a project which is funded through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, or more specifically the Regional Land Partnerships component of the program which will invest $450 million over five years to deliver national priorities at a regional and local levels across Australia.
The Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee Restoration Project (NLM project) will deliver priority actions to will improve the condition of the EPBC listed Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) Woodland Threatened Ecological Community.
This vegetation community is unique to Kangaroo Island and supports a number of rare and threatened plant species that are endemic to eastern Kangaroo Island.
Over the next five years the project will seek to:
• Remove impediments to the delivery of NLM community recovery actions recommended in the Conservation Advice for KI Narrow-leaved Mallee Woodland Threatened Ecological Community.
• Improve the condition of remnant NLM community patches through:
(1) Direct investment in threat mitigation actions such as bridal veil control and fencing projects.
(2) Empowering landholders to undertake best practice management of NLM on their properties.
• Increase the extent and connectivity of the NLM community through direct investment in revegetation projects on private land.
• Deliver outcomes by engaging with a wide range of landholders that have patches of the NLM community on their properties, including primary producers, lifestyle property owners and conservation landholders. Engagements will include field demonstrations, property visits and workshops, supported by the development of tools and an on-ground works incentive grants scheme to deliver NLM community rehabilitation actions.
At certain times of the year, Natural Resources Kangaroo Island invites landholders, including lifestyle acreages, Landcare groups and community groups to submit an expression of interest for funding for on-ground works projects. The current round for expressions of interest closes Friday 20 September 2019. Click here for more information
Natural Resources Kangaroo Island