Dates / Project duration
October 2020 - July 2026 / 70 months
The project will help landholders replant and restore 20 hectares of their native vegetation that was burnt during the 2019-20 Kangaroo Island bushfires. This native vegetation has a very important role helping the ecosystem to recover, creating habitat for important wildlife species, building protection for stock, preventing soil erosion, improving water quality, reducing the rate of soil salinity and restoring amenity values.
The plants will be grown at the Kangaroo Island Native Plant Nursery. All plants will be grown from seed or plant material collected on Kangaroo Island to ensure they are suitable for the location. Landholders will be advised on the most suitable species to be planted in their area and the best revegetation techniques to use on their property. They will be assisted to protect the seedlings following planting.