Four Catchments

This project is now complete.

The Southern Flinders and Northern Mount Lofty Ranges contain four priority water catchments – Willochra, Broughton, Wakefield and Light. This project aims to build the capacity of land managers to protect and enhance existing remnant native vegetation by managing threats (weeds, stock access) and strategic revegetation along riparian corridors.

Works are based on recommendations of existing River Management Plans, which identified and mapped sections of high quality remnant native vegetation along riparian corridors in an agricultural landscape.

The catchments contain two nationally threatened ecological communities (peppermint box grassy woodland and iron-grass natural temperate grassland) and 42 nationally threatened species.

Action Plans

Action plans for the Broughton and Willochra catchments were released in 2016. The action plans for the Wakefield and Light catchments have now also been released.

If you wish to provide comments on the plans, please email us.

Project outcomes

The on-ground outcomes across the 5040 hectares of project area include:

  • protecting and enhancing ecosystem function and resilience of important habitat and native vegetation along riparian corridors, representing the majority of the remaining biodiversity rich areas in agricultural landscapes
  • strategically controlling invasive species along high quality riparian habitat and native vegetation
  • improving the knowledge and capacity of private and public riparian landholders.

The project will also improve the knowledge and capacity to protect and manage biodiversity across 1,460,600 hectares of priority catchments.

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Funding partners

  • Commonwealth Biodiversity Fund