Murray Local Land Services is a partner in a number of fantastic programs throughout the region, below are some examples of the partners we are involved with.
Holbrook Green Army Project
The Holbrook Green Army Project is hosted by Holbrook Landcare Network, funded by the Australian Government and delivered with service provider Campbell Page Skillset. The project employed a crew of six in 2016 to undertake on-ground projects in the Upper and Eastern Murray that enhance and protect habitat for threatened species such as Squirrel Gliders and Southern Pygmy Perch, as well as increase the community awareness and engagement with the environment. Murray Local Land Services have partnered with Holbrook Landcare Network to deliver this project, as well as Greater Hume Shire Council, Mountain Landcare, Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group, Bungowannah-Splitters Creek Landcare and Morven-Culcairn Fishing Club.
Part two of the Green Army project starts in March 2017 and Campbell Page Skillset has begun recruiting. Click here for more information.
Slopes to Summit (S2S)
Murray LLS is one of nine organisations that form the Slopes to Summit (S2S) partnership. This project is part of the larger Great Eastern Ranges Initiative which aims to maintain and improve the long-term conservation of the mountain ecosystem running the length of eastern Australia, stretching 3,600 km from the Grampians in Victoria to the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland.
The S2S partnership pulls together various community, industry, government and non-government groups working in the region for better integration and coordination between groups and for increasing awareness of biodiversity, including the importance of connectivity conservation.
The S2S region comprises the mountains and hills between Kosciuszko National Park in the east and Corowa in the west. The area is comprised of a core of remnant habitats that provides the basis for broader landscape restoration efforts.
Nature Conservation Working Group
Murray Local Land Services is working with the Nature Conservation Working Group - a group of local landholders dedicated to bush stone-curlew conservation, on a program to conserve the bush stone-curlew.
The program involves captive breeding and release of bush stone-curlews with over 50 young curlews released in the Moulamein region and more recently around Buraja. Extensive fox baiting is being carried out in the region to ensure that the released birds have the best chance of survival. Landholders in the area are now seeing bush stone-curlews on their properties for the first time in many years.