Restoring Trees Across Degraded Australian Landscapes
(CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VICTORIA)
Land degradation remains the biggest threat facing biodiversity in Victoria. As habitat is destroyed, species populations become smaller, more isolated and more vulnerable to predation, disease, and events such as bushfires. The region is one of the most cleared and fragmented landscapes in Australia and over 150 plant and animal species in the area are currently considered threatened. Our vision is to naturally reconnect the fragmented landscape from the Grampians National Park in the south to the Gunbower National Park on the Murray River.
This project has established more than 75,000 trees and is bringing approximately 62.5 hectares of degraded land in Central and Northern Victoria under restoration and conservation management. Using a holistic approach to ecosystem restoration, this project is supporting the regional economy and securing outcomes in perpetuity. Specifically, the project will contribute to the vision of reconnecting Victoria’s national parks, so that they no longer exist as isolated patches. The strategic revegetation of habitat corridors to connect these remnant areas increases ecological and species resilience by enabling greater flora and fauna movements, increasing genetic biodiversity and places of safe harbour.
We are restoring Australian landscapes in partnership with Cassinia Environmental, Arbor Day Foundation and Team Trees.