Lake Eyre Basin Riparian Vegetation and Springs Project
The Lake Eyre Basin Riparian Vegetation and Springs Project will restore and protect culturally and ecologically significant Lake Eyre Basin water sites and springs, which are identified as a priority for the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board, the Friends of Mound Springs, and by Traditional Owners. The project involves implementing on-ground management actions at the district and site level, with a focus on GAB Springs, Lake Eyre Supergroups, and targeted critical riparian area and waterholes within the LEB, Neales Catchment and/or other catchments
Since beginning in late 2022 this project has achieved outcomes in pest animal removal, erosion control and mound springs protection planning,. Further activities will include fencing mound spring habitats, interpretive signage and erosion control works in the Neales catchment. BHP has partnered with SAAL in this project to deliver additional activities including community and education event highlighting the importance of springs and support for the Friends of Mound Springs.
Project activities will be supported until June 2025.
SA Lake Eyre Basin Priority Riparian Vegetation and Great Artesian Basin Springs Project is an initiative of the Lake Eyre Basin Program that is delivered by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board through funding from the Australian, South Australia Queensland and Northern Territory governments and BHP.