Restoration after a bushfire is all about reinstating the vegetation to secure the soil and allow other species to re-inhabit the area. This may be protecting the natural regeneration by fencing to prevent feral predation of new shoots, or by planting new seeds or seedlings in areas adjacent to the burned areas to allow for natural regeneration to occur within the burn scar.
This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.
Research has shown that 19 ecosystem types in Australian territories have, or are undergoing, some form of collapse. Many of these ecosystem locations overlap with the 2019 – 2020 bushfire impacted zones. The United Nations has launched its Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021 – 2030) placing the attention on a whole system approach.
Having identified the priority LGAs and secured Bushfire Recovery Nurseries with seedbanks within those areas, the chain of support has been established to allow restoration activities to go ahead. The program is currently partnering with landcare groups, landowners, schools, friends of groups, as well as environmental contractors who are undertaking large scale restoration.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation the we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT
The project is ongoing.
This project was funded by FNPW in 2020.
FNPW is the lead organisation for this project.
2022 Habitat Restoration Grants Announced
|Gardens of Stone Tree Planting||Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT Inc||Gundungurra Land NSW|
|Eastern Conservation Planting, Kangaroo Creek||Jack Francis||Gumbaynggirr Land NSW|
|Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Bushland Regeneration||National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Limited t/as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary||Yugambeh Land QLD|
|Youngman Creek Watershed Rehabilitation||Bundjalung Tribal Society||Bundjalung Land NSW|
|10,000 trees, shrubs & groundcovers for the Snowy Monaro dieback region||Upper Snowy Landcare Network||Ngarigo Land NSW|
|Quoll Headquarters Boonoo Boonoo Tenterfield||Steven Haslam||Jukembal, Kamilaroi, Bundjalung Land NSW|
|Trees for Fire Affected Landcarers||Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council||Ngarigo Land NSW|
|Rifflerun Riparian Project, Manning River||John Hamlyn Harris||Biripi Land NSW|
|Crookshanks’ Peak Creek Flat Planting||Crookshanks Associates||Ngarigo Land NSW|
|Bombay Bossiaea Post-Fire Project||Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council||Ngarigo Land NSW|
|Websters Creek rainforest regeneration||John. W. Allen on behalf of Websters Creek Catchment Landcare||Widjubul Wai-bal Clan area, Bundjalung Land NSW|