Monjebup restoration

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on 11 Oct 2012 
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BHA's Gondwana Link staff have been kept busy over the past several months with Albany-based restoration practitioners Threshold Environmental implementing the first 100 ha of the 400 ha of restoration that is required to restore the northern portion of our Monjebup Reserve back into bush.  We've been lucky to have sourced most of the funds required through South Coast NRM, with just short of $600k allocated to us through two grants.  The SCNRM funds are boosted by a generous private donation from Diversicon Foundation that is allowing us to maintain '5-star' standards.

This is the first significant restoration in the FitzStirling section of Gondwana Link since Greening Australia's cutting-edge 250-ha project on their section of the Peniup property (we now call our section "Beringa") back in 2008.  The Monjebup work builds on the Peniup project and extends it by refining the restoration design methodology and incorporating several new 'layers' that include specific consideration of fauna habitat, based largely on advice from our G Link Ecologist Angela, and informed by the results of her monitoring of restoration projects to date.

We've had a great season so far with good late winter rains, and site preparation for a 150-200 ha project in 2013 is well under way, with several weed control ops already undertaken across the eastern half of the site.  Angela and I hosted an inspection of the project on Tuesday this week with several of the SCNRM staff who are administering our grants, and they love what we're doing.

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