Previous Achievements

Since its inception in late 2007, WildEyre has been successful in attracting grants and state and federal funding to finance our conservation planning and action. With this funding, we have been able to achieve significant milestones against our Conservation Action Plan and work towards the WildEyre vision. A brief breakdown of funding received to date, is provided below.

Note: This table does not account for the significant in kind contributions that each partner agency makes to the program.

Year Amount Funding Source Outcomes
2009 $144,000 Caring for Our Country (Federal Government)

  • Develop and Publish CAP
  • Conduct community workshops
  • Establish Bushland Condition Monitoring (BCM) sites
  • Establish WildEyre Seed bank
  • Progress Conservation Action Planning
  • Develop 5 x large scale site restoration plans
  • Hold 4 x community workshops
2010 $11,000 Native Vegetation Council SAResearch Grants Program Grant entitled: Investigations into Landholder attitudes to conserving Sheoak Woodlands”

  • Interviews with landholders (14)
  • Interpretation and analysis of results
  • Preparation of final report
2010-11 30,000 State Complimentary NRM Funding (SA) Funding managed by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board

  • Engage consultant – O’Connor NRM to develop Sheoak MBI / stewardship program
  • Provide incentives to land managers to undertake conservation management of Sheoak Grassy Woodland through a competitive auction process.
2009-10 $207,000 State Complimentary NRM Funding (SA)

Funding managed by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board

  • Targeted protection and revegetation of Sheoak Woodlands
  • Coastal fencing
  • Pest plant and animal control
  • Continued evaluation of BCM sites
  • Consultation with Traditional Owners
  • Project management, Monitoring and Evaluation
2010 $8,000 Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Develop and Publish WildEyre Investment Prospectus
2009 $20,000 Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board
  • Assess condition classes of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands
2009 $6,000 Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board
  • Enter data obtained from WildEyre Bushland Condition Monitoring sites into NCSSA database
2010 onwards $518,900 Native Vegetation Council Significant Environmental Benefit Scheme
  • Implement MBI / Sustainable Sheoak Grazing project through EP NRMB. 10 year funding.
2010-11 $214,000 South Australian Government’s State Complimentary Grants
  • Coastal weed control
  • Coastal rabbit control
  • Sheoak revegetation
  • Sheoak fencing
  • Sheoak BCM sites
  • Consultation with traditional owners
2011-12 $270,000 South Australian Government’s State Complimentary Grants
  • Coastal weed control & rabbit control
  • Sheoak revegetation
  • Sheoak fencing
  • Sheoak BCM
  • Consultation with traditional owners
2012-2016 $4.7 million Clean Energy Future’s Biodiversity Fund
  • 6 year funding
  • Range of WildEyre initiatives covering assets inc Red Gum woodlands, Sheoak grassy woodlands, Coastal mallee and Native Pine and Mallee Box areas.
  • Large scale biodiverse revegetation
  • Pest and weed control
  • Consultation and employment of local individuals/groups