Category Archive for: ‘Current projects’

Bushland Condition Monitoring

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Bushland Condition Monitoring The WildEyre program has embarked upon an ambitious program to gather data which in the future will tell us if the native habitats in our region are improving or not. The Bushland Condition Monitoring method scores different habitat components, like weeds, number of native plant species, and number of plant forms, such as trees, shrubs, herbs and …

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WildEyre Investment Prospectus 2011 – 2020

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WildEyre Investment Prospectus 2011 – 2020 WildEyre has developed a comprehensive investment prospectus. The purpose of this document is to outline a 10 year investment program that will transform conservation planning efforts into large-scale, on-ground action. A total of 26 individual projects costed at approximately $36 million are outlined. Investment is currently being sought from local and federal government, philanthropic organisations …

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Wind Erosion Abatement on High Erosion Risk Soils

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Wind Erosion Abatement on High Erosion Risk Soils Wind Erosion Abatement on High Erosion Risk Soils across northern Eyre Peninsula In the 2010/11 Caring for Our Country Business Plan, northern Eyre Peninsula was identified, nationally, as a priority region for addressing soil loss from wind erosion. It was considered one of three regions, in Australia, that could provide the biggest …

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Large Scale Restoration of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands

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Large Scale Restoration of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands Market Based Instrument Development for the Large Scale Restoration of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands Market based instruments (MBI’s) are increasingly being used as a tool for supporting landholder participate in conservation. MBI’s come in many forms, can be very structured and formal and have various levels of success. The use of MBI’s in combination …

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Native Vegetation Council Research Grant

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Native Vegetation Council Research Grant DENR was awarded a research grant from the Native Vegetation Council’s Research Grants Program, entitled “Investigations into landholder attitudes and the feasibility of incentive schemes for large-scale restoration of the State Vulnerable Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) Grassy Woodland Communities on Eyre Peninsula.” This project involved conducting a targeted survey of landholders in the WE project …

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Reversing the Decline of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands on Eyre Peninsula

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Reversing the Decline of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands on Eyre Peninsula Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) Grassy Woodlands on western Eyre Peninsula are among the most highly cleared and degraded vegetation community of any region of South Australia. Intensive grazing along with the introduction of rabbits and clearance for agriculture has led to a dramatic decline in their condition and extent. Once …

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WildEyre bird surveys

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WildEyre bird surveys Staff and volunteers from the Nature Conservation Society of SA (NCSSA) have conducted bird surveys in the WildEyre region of Eyre Peninsula. Baseline information on birds was collected across four priority vegetation communities – Sheoak Grassy Woodland, Native Pine & Mallee Box woodland, Red Gum woodland and Coastal shrubland. These communities have been identified as key ecological assets …

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Clean Energy Future’s Biodiversity Fund

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Clean Energy Future’s Biodiversity Fund WildEyre wins funding for the future WildEyre Conservation Alliance: Implementing NatureLinks across Eyre Peninsula Background WildEyre was successful in attracting a $4.7 million dollar grant from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future’s Biodiversity Fund program in 2012. Aimed at funding activities for the next 5-6 years, this project is a major win for the WildEyre …

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