Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) is an exciting new landscape-management project in southern New South Wales.
The K2C project is a community partnership established to help landholders
reconnect isolated woodlands and grasslands between Kosciuszko and
Namadgi National Parks and the coastal forests of the Far South Coast.
The aims is to re-establish a network of habitats between the Australian Alps and the remnant bushland of the coastal ranges of the eastern seasboard. It is a inspiring partnership between local, regional, state and national government and non-government organisations.
The land that lies between the alpine zone and the coast has been heavily cleared. Exisiting habitats are fragmented and degraded. As much of the land is in private ownership, applying consistent land management strategies across the region can be challenging. The K2C project creates an opportunity to recreating east–west conservation corridors with landholders on properties operating under a range of tenure and management conditions. The K2C project will develop a regional conservation network to support the people and organisations involved.
As links between fragmented habitats strengthen, animals will be free to move through the landscape once again. It will increase the protection of poorly reserved ecosystems, the resilience of the landscape and better enable species to respond to climate change. We also hope that it will increase national and international awareness of the scientific, social and economic benefits of managing entire landscapes for conservation.
Scottsdale and Burrin Burrin are the first two Bush Heritage reserves to be part of this innovative landscape management project.