Yass Habitat Linkages

Yass Habitat Linkages is a 10 year project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust through a partnership between YAN, Greening Australia, the Australian River Restoration Centre, Land for Wildlife, Local Land Services and Yass Valley Council. The project commenced in 2016 and is well advanced in meeting its targets. Enquiries can be directed to Ben Hanrahan at Greening Australia, Ph 02 6129 5400.

This exciting project enables landholders to enhance biodiversity and improve sustainable farming in the Yass region by helping to create corridors of native vegetation across the landscape. The project focuses on restoring wildlife habitat and vegetation across a valued productive agricultural landscape. By returning areas to native vegetation and linking them to older, remnant stands across both public and private land, we can improve biodiversity and productivity. This is because connecting fragments of native vegetation increases habitat for plants and animals to maintain viable population sizes and genetic diversity. It also helps to successfully disperse young native birds and animals into an environment that will support them to maturity, maintain seasonal foraging movements, and recolonise after events such as fire. An additional benefit is that connected vegetation creates 'thermal' refuges from the negative impacts of climate change. For more information, check out the Yass Habitat Linkages project page on the YAN website.

  • The Truth About Trees event in 2017 attracted 140 people. Read more here.
  • Following the Truth About Trees event, there was a lot of interest in the YAN Landcare community for a visit to Matt Doyles property "Glenryan". Read more about "Glenryn" here.