Project summary: NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation grant
The mid Oxley River riparian restoration project aims to improve the condition of riparian vegetation along the Oxley River by removing weeds and encouraging natural regeneration of native plants. This is the second stage of the Mid Oxley River riparian restoration and connectivity project. Five new landholders have been engaged to undertake riparian restoration works on their properties to fill gaps between the properties involved in Stage 1 of this project. Stage 2 will expand the area of rehabilitation downstream and focus on the control of large seeding cat’s claw creeper and where possible total eradication of this weed from the site.
The riparian remnants on these properties have many threatened species, including Coolamon (Syzigium moorei), Onion Cedar (Owena cepidora), Small-leaf Tamarind (Diploglottis campbellii) which are threatened by cat’s claw creeper. Restoration of these sites will focus on reducing large seeding vines and further improve the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation along the Oxley River.
Properties were selected due to the location on the Oxley River where weeds impact on riverine values and interested and supportive landholders.