Bush Connect – Jaliigirr Landscape Connections in the Great Eastern Ranges

This project is funded under the Bush Connect Program delivered by the NSW Environmental Trust. The emphasis of this grant is to support community driven, consortium based projects that emphasise on-ground activities that attempt to improve the condition of the natural environment within the NSW portion of the Great Eastern Ranges (GER) corridor. The Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance was successful in securing funding for this project.

As a partner of the JBA Inc., Bellinger Landcare will project manage 10 sites over a period of 10 years that will carry out activities to enhance, protect and reinstate  native  vegetated   corridors. The focus of works will be bush regeneration with some areas of revegetation and complemented with capacity building activities, to restore essential and viable habitats for forest-dependent fauna. Work is occurring on Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council repair to country priority sites, the Dorodong Corporation Indigenous Protected Area and private property. All sites are connected to the World Heritage Area of the region through a mosaic of land tenures including private landholder communities, Junuy Juluum, Bindarri, Dorrigo National Parks, Tuckers Knob, Pine Creek and Orara East State Forests.

Year 1 works are now complete and Year 2 works have been planned and are unfolding. Already we are seeing great results with committed landholders and managers.

Key delivery partner:

Bellinger Landcare Inc.

Funding Body:

New South Wales Environmental Trust

Project value:

$500,000 Thora Reserve