With over 70 per cent of East Gippsland warm temperate rainforests impacted by bush fires earlier this year, protecting what remains is more important than ever.
Above: East Gippsland rainforest burnt in the Black Summer’s bush fire.
Landcare Australia’s Bush fire recovery grants have provided $15,000 to ensure several rainforest ‘fire refuges’ are able to support threatened species while the broader landscape recovers from the recent fires.
East Gippsland contains around 2/3 of all Victoria’s rainforest and rainforest makes a disproportionate contribution to biodiversity conservation, relative to the land area it covers
Pic: Kalimna Gully, near Lakes Entrance, didn’t burn last summer.
This project will be improve ecological condition of rainforest sites and their capacity to act as threatened species habitat/refuges in an otherwise fire effected landscape.
The project will also allow greater levels of community understanding of rainforest conservation values by providing opportunities to participate in local, practical actions to improve a range of environmental values post fire.
The Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation will be a major delivery partner in this project, assisting with weed control and supplementary planting activities.
If you would like to help us with this project please get in touch!