Kick-starting habitat conservation

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The Limestone Coast Landscape Board has announced funding to kick start projects such as establishing shelterbelts and protecting remnant vegetation and wetlands.

The Habitat Conservation Incentive Grants of over $50,000 has been awarded to successful landholders across the region to undertake on-ground projects that contribute to conserving and enhancing our region’s biodiversity.

Mark de Jong, acting Manager Land and Biodiversity said “It was pleasing to see so many landholders apply for the Habitat Conservation Incentive Grants.” The grant program has been a fantastic initiative to support landholders to improve diversity of native habitat and increase productivity on their farms".

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board has supported funding for nine projects across the Limestone Coast region with over 30 HA of on-ground works to be completed.

Grants were awarded following a competitive process, with successful applicant’s demonstrating the best outcomes for biodiversity and co-benefits to productivity. Dr Emma Maxwell, Wetland Restoration Advisor said “working with applicants through the three stage approval process has enhanced relationships while developing some really valuable projects for our region.”

Projects include the planting of shelterbelts, fencing to protect remnant vegetation to wetlands, strategic weed control to protect high value habitat and revegetation to connect patches of native vegetation.

The positive impact these projects will have on our landscape will be of huge benefit to the region and the LC Landscape Board look forward to seeing the outcomes over the next 12 months and into the future.

If you would like more information about Habitat Conservation Incentive Grants or to be notified of the next round of funding please email us at lclandscapeboardengage@sa.gov.au

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