Congratulations Grant Recipients + showcasing two projects!

27th July 2023 |

The Huon/Channel Catchment Restoration Project is officially underway in the Huon Valley & Kingborough. Congratulations to the following member groups who have received funding to undertake on-ground works to improve landscape and riverine health in south-east lutruwita/Tasmania:

  • Port Cygnet Land and Watercare Group - Agnes Rivulet Project (Cygnet)
  • Haley Family Landcare Group - Willow Control (Franklin)
  • Silver Hill Road Landcare Group - Wildlife Corridor Revegetation Project (Cygnet)
  • She-Oak Hills Landcare Group - Feral Cat Monitoring (Judbury)
  • Allens Rivulet and Sandfly Landcare Group - Seed Propagation (Allens Rivulet)

Silver Hill Road Landcare Group

Silver Hill Road Landcare Group have been busy getting their revegetation project to establish a wildlife corridor underway. This project will establish a wildlife corridor and riparian restoration across three properties in southern Tasmania. Here are some progress photos of their blackberry removal and planting. 

Images: Before and After blackberry removal with 'Fiona the Blackberry Flinger'. Supplied: Robert Alcock

"....our challenge of swapping blackberries to wildlife corridor. I told Fiona she was mad removing by hand but guess what, weeds haven't returned and of course machinery would have messed up the creek... (and we didn't want to poison)" - Robert from Silver Hill Road Landcare. 

And look what they've captured on their wildlife camera - devils and quolls!


She Oak Hills Landcare

She Oak Hills Landcare Group are using eight wildlife cameras dispersed across their project area to monitor cats and wildlife. This project will involve collecting and analysing camera trap data to help inform a Cat Management Action Plan.  The long term goals of this group are to reduce feral cat populations, protect native wildlife, mitigate the risk of disease transmission and raise awareness of feral cat management.  Check out some of the footage from their cameras below... 


Images: Tawny Frog Mouth and Cat caught on wildlife monitoring cameras as part of She Oak Hills Landcare Feral Cat Monitoring Project


Do you have a project in need of funding or support? Landcare Tasmania Members can submit an expression of interest to our Project Bank to be considered for future funding opportunities. 

These projects are funded through the State Governments Landcare Actions Round 6, and form part of our Landscape Restoration Program.