Gariwerd Restoration Project

Carbon Landscapes is working with Odonata, Parks Victoria and the Natural Glenelg Trust to restore over 90 hectares of habitat adjacent to the Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park with the intent to reestablishing native fauna populations for future release into the Park. Potential species include the endangered Long-nosed Potoroo, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby and Eastern-barred Bandicoot.

Project Facts

Habitat created
90 hectares
Number of plants
450,000 plants
Potential species
Long-nosed Potoroo, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Background

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 Otways, Glenelg National Park and far east Gippsland, preferring areas of dense vegetation.

The Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park is an isolated stronghold for the Long-nosed Potoroo. The Gariwerd Restoration Project aims to reintroduce this species into the National Park from our restoration property, to increase the Park’s Potoroo population.

Gariwerd Restoration Project Details

The Project has three stages – recreation of threatened species habitat, reintroduction of threatened species into the property and finally the reintroduction of threatened species into the National Park.

Recreation of Habitat: Carbon Landscapes is currently working with Nature Glenelg Trust to manage our 90 hectare property adjacent to Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park. Natural wetlands, shrublands and woodlands are being enhanced through a large-scale revegetation program over seven years. Logs from nearby abandoned private forestry sites are also being added to provide additional habitat for reintroduced animals.

Reintroduction of threatened species: Initial planning is underway to establish a predator-proof fence around the property. Then through endangered species partnerships such as Odonata, individual animals will be translocated from Mt Rothwell to re-establish a population before they are released into the National Park, in partnership with Parks Victoria.

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