$10,000 grants available to Save Our Scarlet Robin, EOI close 31 Aug.

South East Local Land Services (SE LLS), a K2C partner has announced that Save Our Scarlet Robin Landholder Grants are available in four target areas: Braidwood, Burra, Michelago or Bredbo and Delegate areas. Expressions of interest close 31 Aug 2017.

K2C has been offering workshops and property visits to promote an understanding of the once plentiful and now vulnerable Scarlet Robin, a number of other birds which are suffering a similar fate. Now at Round 2 of this program, SE LLS have announced grants to landholders of up to $10,000 as part of the SOS Scarlet Robin Program.

Funding announced by SE LLS will provide assistance to:

  • Protecting remnants with an area of at least 2ha by: Fencing the remnant to manage grazing, Fencing the remnant and expanding the size, encouraging natural regeneration and/or planting trees and shrubs, Planting trees and shrubs within your remnant, Managing grassy weeds and berry bearing bushes, and Monitoring and managing feral animals including foxes and cats.
  • Re-vegetation to improve habitat connectivity – both linear and ‘stepping stone’ patches.
  • Protecting native riparian vegetation by: Fencing along waterways to manage livestock grazing, Installing an alternative (off-stream) watering supply, and Planting trees and shrubs to increase the diversity and/or increase the size of the existing remnant vegetation.

The landowner is expected to managed protected and revegetated areas for a minimum of ten years and sign a South East Local Land Services management agreement.  Landowners are expected to match funding in either cash or in-kind contributions.

For inquiries contact Felicity Sturgiss at SE LLS (4842 2594 or felicity.sturgiss@lls.nsw.gov.au).

Expressions of interest for Round 2 close on August 31, 2017.