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Biodiversity corridors in focus

NCLLS and WetlandCare staff and landholderNorth Coast Local Land Services and WetlandCare Australia have joined forces with a range of natural resource management providers to deliver the Northern Corridor Connections project in the Tweed Valley and Ballina Estuary.  The project is focused on improving core biodiversity corridors, improved farm production and on-ground biodiversity success stories.

By working with providers such as Bushland Restoration Services, EnviTE, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Reconeco, the partnerships combined with a strong commitment to best practice on-ground outcomes have delivered vertebrate pest management, environmental weed control and Indigenous working on country outcomes.

Over 200 hectares and the engagement of more than 50 landholders in natural resource management works and activities has been achieved. This project has been funded by North Coast Local Land Services through funding provided by the Australian Government National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW.

WetlandCare Australia Senior Project Officer, Laura White said, "This project has been a great opportunity to pull together diverse landholder groups and build partnerships to increase capacity for natural resource management as well as delivering a range of targeted land management methods to protect core biodiversity corridors."

 "Landholder interest and uptake continues to be strong across the full range of on-farm opportunities available through weed control and vegetation management, vertebrate pest management, cultural experience and sharing and landholder field days." said John Nagle, Senior Land Services Officer, North Coast Local Land Services. 

Upcoming information and engagement opportunities will continue to be provided and local landholders are encouraged to become involved and become part of this project.  Specifically landholders in the Lennox Head, Newrybar & Broken Head, and in the Tweed, Round Mountain and Mount Nullum areas are encouraged to get involved.

Landholders can find out more about projects in their local area by contacting Cassie Price, Regional Manager, WetlandCare Australia via email cassieprice@wetlandcare.com.au or telephone 1800 816 147.  

Media contact:           John Nagle, Senior Land Services Officer  Phone 6623 3921

Photo caption:           NCLLS and WetlandCare staff with landholder.