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 dry land salinity.
The Vegetation and Biodiversity On-farm Project will benefit target threatened mammals, particularly in the Northern Midlands, by supporting landholders to protect remnant vegetation and plant 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 Vegetation and Biodiversity On-Farm Project will build on our experience and relationships with landholders and partners to deliver prioritised vegetation and biodiversity outcomes. The project has additional public benefits such as water and air quality improvements, and facilitates a targeted community grant process to promote adoption of enhanced on-farm vegetation and biodiversity management practices. The project also supports a farmer extension program to build landholder skills and capacity to undertake native vegetation management.
NRM North currently has funding available to landholders located in the North-East Coastal Plains, Northern Midlands and Flinders Island target areas for establishing and protecting native vegetation including:
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Tackling high priority weeds that affect agriculture and the environment.
Increasing target farmers' understanding of hillslope erosion.
Raising awareness of the limitations in productivity caused by soil acidification in pastures.
Improving carbon flow into the soil in cropping systems and pasture.
Providing important core agricultural services within the NRM North region.