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ecologicalcredits: Riverbend

Riverbend

Ecological Service Index Carbon 4 Water Quality 4 Biodiversity 3 Land Systems 3
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Background


The Riverbend project is located on the banks of the Campaspe River. It falls at the juncture of a a mixture of Ecological Vegetation classes including streambank shrubland, plains grassy woodland, escarpement shrubland, and heathy dry forest. The Riverbend site provides impotant protection to the Campaspe river, as well as representation of some depleted EVCs.

Objectives


The objsectives of this project are primarily based around water qulaity protection, and restoration of depleted EVCs. Aquatic fauna, within the river on the project boundary will benefit from the increased water filtration aspects of the project, as well as the restoration of an ‘island of biodiversity’ within a predominantly agricultural landscape.

How we implemented this project


Due to the steep natuer of this site – machinery was not an option for the seeding of this site. A team of 20 trained staff hand direct seeded the site, using a diverse mixture of locally indigenous seed. Weed and vermin control is undertaken as part of ongoing management.

Revegetated area: 8.4 hectares (21 acres)