The SA Arid Lands region has secured $10m funding from the Australian Government for land management and conservation Projects to be conducted across the SA Arid Lands region over five years.
The SA Arid Lands Board was successful in winning funding for four projects in the second round of the Australian Government's National Landcare Program (NLP2). The projects range from one to five years for conservation and land management initiatives and will include SAAL Landscape Board staff working with Landscape Groups, landholders and communities to deliver the projects.
Feral animal control and removal of invasive weed species to improve conservation outcomes for threatened plant and animal species is a significant component of two of the projects: Bounceback and Beyond (five year project) and Coongie Wetland Wonders (five year project).
The remaining project has a sustainable agriculture focus with the one year Landscape Legacies capturing and sharing stories of successful soil rehabilitation and will be followed by the three-year Building Pastoral Sustainability program, which is designed to build on the capacity and resilience of pastoral businesses in the SA Arid Lands to adapt to future climate and market variability.
This new round of Australian Government funding brings to a close previously funded projects including Ranges to Riches and Desert Jewels.