The aim of the Vegetation and Biodiversity On-Farm project is to promote the protection of remnant vegetation and planting of biodiverse native species to improve biodiversity on farms and enhance agricultural productivity by providing shade, shelter and wind protection and mitigating dryland salinity.
The Vegetation and Biodiversity On-farm project will benefit target threatened mammals, adding to the matrix of habitat in the landscape, particularly in the Northern Midlands. The project will focus on supporting landholders in protecting remnant vegetation and planting diverse native species.
Native vegetation on-farm is important in delivering services to farmers but it is also essential in securing landscapes for threatened species. Activities such as clearing, over-grazing, timber and flora harvesting, landscape fragmentation and fire regimes can lead to a decline in condition and fragmentation of remnant vegetation and important habitats. Riparian and wetland vegetation communities are particularly vulnerable to habitat loss, and modification and clearing of riparian and wetland vegetation or degradation of these habitats by uncontrolled stock access has a direct impact on water, estuaries, coastal and marine assets.
Delivery of the project will build on our experience and relationships with landholders and partners to deliver prioritised vegetation and biodiversity outcomes with additional public benefits (such as water and air quality improvements), facilitate a targeted community grant process to promote adoption of enhanced on-farm vegetation and biodiversity management practices and support a farmer extension program to build landholder skills and capacity to undertake native vegetation management.
Return to the Biodiversity Program.
Safeguarding northern Tasmania as a refuge for Eastern Barred Bandicoot.
Promoting the expansion and recovery of Giant Freshwater Lobster.
Supporting small landholders to care for their natural resources.