Stepping Stones Project (2011 – 2017)

For 6 years the federally funded, $2.7M, Hunter Stepping Stones Project, has been connecting private land across the Upper and Lower Hunter with surrounding remnant vegetation and public reserves. Over 140 on-ground projects have been undertaken consisting of a mix of re-vegetation, weed eradication and protective fencing of riparian areas. These projects have delivered foundational connectivity conservation outcomes including:

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Parks Week success along the GER

Held in early March, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Parks Week provided communities and individuals with a unique opportunity to ‘connect with nature’ at iconic locations around New South Wales. As part of a program of 39 events, seven were supported by GER and highlighted the importance of protected areas in securing the connectivity and resilience of the Great Eastern Ranges.

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GER Science Plan nears completion

Since its inception, GER has worked to expand our collective understanding of the science of connectivity conservation. Building on initial achievements around spatial analysis of ecosystems and natural processes at the whole-of-corridor level, the GER is collaborating with scientists to explore a variety of issues ranging from understanding the movement needs of small vertebrates in agricultural landscapes, to identifying the priority landscapes comprising GER connectivity and exploring social drivers of change.

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Kanagra-Boyd to Wyangala share their story

Each of the GER regional partnerships hold regular forums providing members with an opportunity to get together and share recent activities, experiences, issues and opportunities. An inspirational video of one such event is now available online. The film, documenting the recent GER Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) partnership forum, showcases inspirational messages about the benefits of working cooperatively across land tenures to restore and maintain the environment.

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More Articles...

  1. Urban Squirrel Gliders get new homes
  2. Private conservation conserves grassland forever
  3. Woodland BirdLife workshops a hit
  4. New publication – Protected Area Governance and Management
  5. Funding for landholders to reconnect the Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala Link for native wildlife
  6. Connecting with Nature in the GER during Parks Week
  7. World Parks Congress Crosses the Great Divide
  8. Everyone’s Environment grant great news for threatened species
  9. 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants making a difference
  10. Stories from the field continuing to inspire
  11. Slopes to Summit – the hunt is on for big trees
  12. Hinterland Bush Links – A Busy Start to the New Year
  13. Partnerships ask the question, Who is Living on My Land?
  14. The 2014 Great Eastern Ranges Forum – A landmark event
  15. Supporting connectivity through the 2014/15 Great Eastern Ranges Grants Program
  16. Jali LALC celebrates successful completion of GER grant project
  17. World expert highlights global significance of GER
  18. Funding for community groups in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link
  19. Improving connectivity at the western end of the Great Eastern Ranges
  20. Building green infrastructure in the Great Eastern Ranges
  21. ‘Crossing the Divide’ – showcasing GER to an international audience
  22. Working to protect the conservation values of private land
  23. Integrating land management with conservation through education
  24. Great Eastern Ranges Landcare Grants announced to mark 25 years
  25. Funding for landholders to reconnect the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala link for native wildlife
  26. Our new Regional Partnerships in Victoria and Queensland
  27. The Australian Biodiversity Fund – one year on
  28. Minister Parker invites everyone to get involved in November’s Great Koala Count
  29. BioBlitz early birds catch a Squirrel Glider in Woomargama
  30. BioBlitz team ready to descend on Woomargama on election weekend
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