Ranges Link - Planning

With the overall aim of reconnecting the Porongrup and Stirling Range National Parks, planning for the Ranges Link project has included mapping all of the remnant vegetation and identifying potential routes for connectivity. Also included has been identifying remnants with vunerable species of flora and fauna as well as under represented vegetation communities.

We used the Conservation Action Planning methodology to identify eight key conservation "targets" as the focus for our protection and restoration efforts. If we improve the viability of each of these targets, we believe we will im-prove the ecological condition of the entire system. Each target includes "nested" targets (species or communities with similar needs, threats or situation) and has different characteristics or attributes that need to be considered when developing strategies for their protection.

Our key conservation targets with "nested" targets

  1. Wandoo Woodland Ecosystem
    1. Black cockatoos, Brush-tailed possum, Mistletoe Bird, Rufous tree Creeper
  2. Kalgan River, tributaries and wetlands
    1. Invertebrates (e.g. worms, slaters, spiders, etc.); Purple-crowned lorikeet; Rufous tree Creeper; Porongurps Karri System; Python; Yate; (Eucalyptus occidentalis) swamps
  3. Rock Sheoak
    1. Upland Eucalyptus cornuta (yate)
  4. Banksia attenuata shrubland
    1. Honey possum; Honey eaters
  5. Mallee heath
  6. Malleefowl; Kamballup Dryandra; Proteaceous species; Myrtaceous species; Epacridaceous speciesBlue Wrens & other small bird species; Emphemeral plant species
  7. Jarrah & Marri Woodland
    1. Black Cockatoos; Brush tail possum; Echidna
  8. Black Gloved Wallaby
  9. Black Cockatoos
    1. Red tailed black; Baudin’s white-tailed black & Carnaby’s white-tailed black cockatoo

 

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Some of the work we have achieved 2009-2011

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 Planning session in the 'office'

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Planning session out in the field