Conservation Volunteers Australia is delivering an Australian Government 20 Million Trees project to revegetate 45 hectares at Little Llangothlin Lagoon Nature Reserve.
Little Llangothlin Lagoon Nature Reserve is on the Northern Tablelands near the township of Guyra. The reserve covers an area of 258 hectares and also includes part of the smaller Billy Bung Lagoon. Little Llangothlin Lagoon Nature Reserve is listed as an Australian Ramsar site as a Wetland of International Importance and provides significant habitat for many water birds which use the lagoon as a refuge.
Through this project, WetlandCare Australia will build on works undertaken through previous projects and will plant 5,000 trees to re-establish 45 hectares of critically endangered New England Peppermint Woodland at the reserve. WetlandCare Australia will be working in partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Glen Industries to achieve the on ground works.
Senior Project Officer, Eli Dutton from WetlandCare Australia, is excited about the upcoming project outcomes. “With funding from the Australian Government we will be able to build on previous works and re-establish a large area of New England Peppermint Woodland.” Mr Dutton added “this will be an unprecedented ecological restoration project for Little Llangothlin Lagoon Nature Reserve.”
The Little Llangothlin Lagoon Ramsar Site – Restoring Critically Endangered Woodland is supported by the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme (part of the National Landcare Programme).
For more information on Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve please visit the NSW National Park and Wildlife Service website.
For further information about the project contact our Ballina office.