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Gariwerd Restoration Project

Grampians National Park
Eastern Maar Country
90 hectares
Habitat Managed
Plains Grassy Woodland (endangered) and Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland
Habitat Types
Southern Bandicoot, Long-nosed Potoroo and Smokey Mouse
Target Species

The Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park is an isolated stronghold for the Long-nosed Potoroo and Smoky Mouse. In partnership with Odonata, our Gariwerd Restoration Project will become a safe harbour for existing species within the Grampians National Park and will act as a future soft release site for additional species. Our focus for this property is to restore habitat for these fauna species.

Threatened Species

The Long-nosed Potoroo is a small marsupial that once occurred across many parts of Victoria, however, due to habitat degradation and fragmentation, as well as predation by foxes and cats, it is now classified as endangered. Today the Long-nosed Potoroo is restricted to small areas within the Great Otway National Park, Glenelg National Park and far east Gippsland, preferring areas of dense vegetation. Other target species include the Southern Brown Bandicoot and Smoky Mouse.

What needs to be done?
  • Work in partnership with Eastern Maar to explore opportunities to develop and implement joint projects to improve Country
  • Establish a predator-proof fence to provide a nature haven in partnership with Odonata
  • Reintroduce target fauna species (i.e., Southern Bandicoot, Long-nosed Potoroo and Smokey Mouse) in partnership with Odonata, Nature Glenelg Trust and other partners
  • Partner with nearby land mangers such as Parks Victoria, Nature Glenelg Trust, and private landholders, to create a network of conservation properties to achieve better biodiversity outcomes for the site and surrounding landscape
  • Install next boxes for the threatened Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)
  • Establish a feral deer control program in partnership with neighbouring properties
What are we doing?
  • Encouraging the natural regeneration of existing Shrubby Woodland, Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland, and Riparian Scrub/Sedgy Riparian Woodland vegetation communities
  • Protecting and enhancing existing Plains Grassy Woodland on property
  • Removed remaining introduced Blue Gums and other environmental weed populations
  • Undertaken a floristic survey of the property to understand how to best manage the property’s vegetation
  • Installed camera traps and initiated eDNA surveys to start benchmarking the presence of native fauna species on the property
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