National Landcare Programme 25th Anniversary Landcare grants 2014-1015. $20,000
2014 - 2016
This project is designed to bring together private and public commitment to protect the endangered tiger quoll - Dasyurus maculatus. We will work to restore habitat and reduce the impact of threats such as weeds and predation.
The main focus of this project is to improve habitat along the Dingo Creek / Agnes River and reduce threats to the Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) which is catergorised as endangered under both the federal Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Victorian Fauna and Flora Guarantee Act 1988. (FFG Act1988)
The works will be undertaken by the local community shall include;
In addition to protecting quolls, this project will also protect the Agnes River which is a significant waterway flowing into Corner Inlet and its Ramsar wetland. Reducing nutrient and sediment loads in the river will protect the seagrass meadows and Australia's most southerly mangrove communities which lie at its mouth. The river is also the only water supply for several South Gippsland towns. In addition the river supports the threatened Eastern Grayling, and Cox's Gudgeon and Galaxia speciesThis project will protect their habitat.