Landcare ACT is delivering and supporting the ACT community to aid the recovery of habitats and landscapes. The January 2020 fires burnt 87,923 ha of the ACT, including 80% of much loved Namadgi National Park.
In response, over 1000 volunteers expressed interest in Landcare led bushfire recovery action in the region. With local member Southern ACT Catchment Group and the ACT Government, Landcare ACT is working to activate and coordinate community action in the recovery of native flora and fauna following the fires.
Bushfire Recovery Projects
Landcare ACT has received four grants to support the community in bushfire recovery actions in the ACT.
Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery
Landcare ACT is a delivery partner for the national Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants Program. We are supporting four successful grant projects as part of the $14 million grant program.
Landcare ACT is supporting the four ACT Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Projects valued at over $500,000.
ACT NRM - Cleaner Murrumbidgee flows after fire This project will carry out stabilisation/restoration of containment lines, minimising the impact of erosion on the ecological values of waterways and threatened aquatic fauna downstream.
Ginninderra Catchment Group - Frogs from the Ashes This project will support the recovery of threatened frog species in bushfire affected areas of Namadgi National Park through establishing twelve long-term monitoring sites.
Southern ACT Catchment Group - Bushfire Restoration in the ACT Alpine Region Southern ACT Catchment Group will work with local Landcare groups, Landcare ACT, ACT Government Parks and Conservation Service, rural lessees and the ACT NRM to assist the recovery of native ecosystems in the burnt areas of the ACT.
Upper Snowy Landcare Network - Climate testing the next generation of trees In this project, through an established Landcare-academia partnership, the network will test and predict climate resilience of the next generation of trees needed to successfully restore landscapes.
Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife Habitats Community Grants
Landcare ACT was a recipient of the Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program. Landcare ACT is delivering the project in partnership with our member, Southern ACT Catchment Group and ACT Government.
The focus is on engaging the community in bushfire recovery and improving habitats restoration of Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens, Natural Temperate Grasslands and other priority habitat areas. This partnership project will include the installation of erosion control structures, weed control and ecological monitoring. It builds on previous relevant experience and will increase fire's resilience affected threatened ecological communities and broader landscapes.
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