2020-21 projects

The removal of feral cats from Dudley Peninsula

  • Kangaroo Island Landscape Board
  • $350,000
  • This funding will support the ongoing program aimed at removing feral cats from the Dudley Peninsula. This project will deal quickly and efficiently with ‘trap shy’ cats that are left behind or sneak past the control front, taking refuge in bushland and farmland shelter belts. These are the hardest cats to control because they are warier, and require different techniques and skills to outwit them.

Natural Resource Centres Building Capacity

  • Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board
  • $318,964
  • This project provided critical funding to enable the Natural Resources Centres across the Hills and Fleurieu, Northern and Yorke and Green Adelaide regions to support the community to participate in practical landscape management and restoration activities by providing volunteer projects, schools education, capacity building activities, and information, resources and equipment to the community.

Stopping the Spread of Feral Deer

  • Limestone Coast Landscape Board
  • $350,000
  • This multi-region project aims to identify and eradicate new and emerging satellite incursions of feral deer, and survey and monitor existing feral populations to establish population reduction targets. Feral deer populations are now at their highest since introduction in the 1880’s, and impact agricultural industries, the environment and human safety.

Returning Functionality to South Olary Plains

  • Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board
  • $700,000
  • This ambitious, landscape scale and multi tenure project aims to implement practical restoration activities to restore unique and sensitive landscapes across the South Olary Plains by working with landholders, traditional owners, eNGOS and volunteers.

Optimising Kangaroo Management in SA

  • SA Arid Lands Landscape Board
  • $350,000
  • This multi region, multi partner project addresses the significant threat posed by over-abundant kangaroos to the condition and resilience of rangelands ecosystems and the enterprises they support. The project will establish a Kangaroo Management Partnership and bring together key stakeholders to explore and trial shared solutions to the problem of over-abundant kangaroos. This will deliver environmental, economic and social benefits to South Australians.

Camel and Buffel Grass Control

  • Alinytjara Wiluṟara Landscape Board
  • $742,512
  • This project aims to protect water resources, sustainable production and threatened species that are under significant pressures from overgrazing by camels and the widespread and rampant distribution of buffel grass in the APY lands.

Towards Eradication – 20 weeds by 2023

  • Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board
  • $600,000
  • This project will see the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board work with a range of partners and land managers to develop eradication plans for 20 regional priority weeds, as well as supporting weed management in sensitive landscapes including recent fire scars.

Restoring coastal and marine habitats for wildlife conservation

  • Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board
  • $250,000
  • The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board will deliver two sub projects: 1) Our Plover Coast and 2) Seeds for Snapper. Our Plover Coast – working with community groups and local councils, the dune systems from Myponga Beach to Goolwa will have introduced grasses removed, and be revegetated with the local native spinifex vegetation association. Seeds for Snapper – Working with OzFish the Seeds for Snapper seagrass restoration project will be undertaken at Lady Bay and possibly Encounter Bay. The project involves working with volunteers to collect seagrass seeds from the beach and ocean, and take them to a holding facility. The seeds are then sorted and sown into sandbags, and distributed to recreational fishers, who deploy them out into the bay.

A strategic approach to water security in a changing climate

  • Limestone Coast Landscape Board
  • $500,000
  • This project will see the Limestone Coast Landscape Board work with multiple partners to address strategic, immediate and practical water management issues.