Fencing & Revegetation

of Riparian Zones

 
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Justin Carroll & Marnie Hamilton,  2018 program participants.   “The work done by the LBLCDC was a huge help. Financially it has helped, it has cost a lot more to do than we probably first thought. More importantly the expertise and time given has been fantastic.”

Justin Carroll & Marnie Hamilton, 2018 program participants.

“The work done by the LBLCDC was a huge help. Financially it has helped, it has cost a lot more to do than we probably first thought. More importantly the expertise and time given has been fantastic.”

Restoring stream function through stock exclusion fencing and revegetation reduces soil erosion and organic loading while also enhancing the uptake and removal of nutrients.

Funding is available through the LCDC, with landowners to erect stock-exclusion fencing and/or undertake riparian revegetation and buffer planting.

The program is open to grazing farmers on both large and small properties located in the Lower Blackwood Catchment.

Project sites are to be situated on a natural water course or drain with preference given to fencing drains when revegetation is also considered.

Landowners must contribute at least 50 per cent of the cost of the project through either cash or in-kind contributions for example, installation of fencing or completion of revegetation. 

 In addition to the Soil Testing Program, the Lower Blackwood LCDC is working in partnership with local agencies & landholders to deliver two other REI projects:

This project is funded by the    Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI),    a four-year, $20 million Royalties for Regions program to improve the health of six Western Australian estuaries being delivered in partnership with the Department of Water.

This project is funded by the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI), a four-year, $20 million Royalties for Regions program to improve the health of six Western Australian estuaries being delivered in partnership with the Department of Water.