BRT has received funding from the Communities for Nature program to build a biolink between the south and north sites.
The 50m wide corridor will go from the top of the hill around the ridge above the west flank of the dam to join the swamp woodland remnant. Steve Murphy and Gib Wettenhall are pictured on top of the ridge inspecting the four rows of rip lines. The contractor Jensan has also sprayed with simozine.
We have grant funds of $5,770 to purchase a multi-layered mix of 2,000 indigenous plants and hold a community planting day. Steve has drawn up a list of 24 different species from 12 plant families. Imerys has pledged 500 trees, which we intend to use to purchase forestry trees – perhaps to form a clump at the southern base of the hill.
To offer high quality, predator proof habitat, 50m is considered the minimum width for a reveg corridor. The corridor will be 350m long.
Gib Wettenhall is interested in how we carry out large scale landscape restoration that involves the people who live in those landscapes. That, he believes, would build truly resilient landscapes.