Corridor Connectivity Across the Little River Catchment
Project Status: Current Project
Expressions of Interest Now Open
Many landholders residing in the catchment have established habitat corridors on their properties through the fencing off remnant vegetation from grazing, restoration of riparian zones or planting paddock trees. However, reduced rainfall trends over the past decade have degraded many of these patches, creating large gaps in vegetative habitat across the catchment (fragmentation).
Decreased habitat reduces the gene flow of indigenous plants and animals. This can have large impacts on local ecosystems i.e. introduction of invasive species resulting in the decline of native populations, sometimes up to the level of extinction. The ‘Corridor Connectivity across the Little River Catchment’ project is a 2020-24 Central Tablelands DPI-funded Project that supports the restoration of habitat. To boost the presence of Endangered Ecological Communities (EEC) in Australia, seedlings from the Critically Endangered White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland community have been sought.