Woodlands Restoration Program - 2011 to 2018
On-ground restoration and regeneration programs included:
- Restore ACT and Greater Goorooyarroo Woodlands
- ACT Woodlands Restoration
- Million Trees ACT
- Reintroduction of woodland species to the ACT
- Lower Cotter restoration
- Monaro Landscape Connectivity Project
The program was funded by:
- the Australian Government's Biodiversity Fund - $2.1 million
- Caring for Our Country and National Landcare Program Regional Delivery - over $1 million from 2011 to 2018, and
- the ACT Government Million Trees Program - $1 million.
The program was delivered in partnership between:
- ACT Natural Resource Management (ACT NRM)
- ACT Parks and Conservation Service
- Greening Australia
- Ginninderra, Molonglo, and Southern ACT catchment groups
- Aboriginal people, and
- rural landholders.
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary expansion
The ACT and Commonwealth Governments supported the expansion of the sanctuary to 1555ha - triple its current size. This will enable the protection of more Box-Gum Grassy Woodland and create opportunities to reintroduce species extinct in the wild in the ACT, such as the Eastern Quoll, Eastern Bettong, and New Holland Mouse.
Further funding through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, supported by ACT NRM and ACT Parks and Conservation Service in partnership with the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust will prepare the new sanctuary for the reintroduction of native species.