To the 40+ landholders who partnered with us and to undertake projects on their land to protect the rare ecosystems and species, we’d like to say well done! Despite all the hassels with the weather over the past 12 months, and then a greater workload for yourselves and for the contractors being use, you got stuck in to the projects that you set out to do and got them done!
The average grant received through this program over the past 18 months was $8,000 and many landholders made the most of the opportunity by fencing off endangered scrub country, controlling weeds or pests threatening the habitat of endangered marsupials or putting in new firebreaks to better manage larger remnants of fire-sensitive vegetation. The total number of hectares for all this work was over 36,000ha. The majority of these projects were in the central and north Burnett area.
To read more about some of the work that was done across the inland Burnett by graziers, farmers and lifestyle block owners, read about them from our selection of Case Studies.