EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORNS
Roseberry Creek Landholders are set to improve Threatened Species Habitat by targeting some prickly environmental weeds in a new $116, 500 project funded by North Coast Local Land Services and delivered in partnership with Northern Landcare Support Services (NLSS) and the landholders.
Removing weeds like lantana and cats claw is a prickly, but necessary business as removing these and other weeds, along with fencing and tree planting, will improve the condition of habitat and enhance the value of corridor connections between World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest and the riparian corridor. The Roseberry Creek sub-catchment contains threatened species such as Giant Barred Frogs, Koalas, Brush-tailed Phascogales, Barking Owls, Powerful Owls and Wompoo Pigeons. It was also the place of the last sightings of endangered Coxen’s Fig Parrots. The project will increase habitat by partnering with local schools and the Roseberry Creek Landcare group to plant over 4500 trees.
“It is a great to see that the planning efforts by NLSS and Roseberry Creek Landholders have paid off. It is an opportunity to contribute to improving habitat for threatened species, address local creek bank erosion, grazing pressures on aquatic ecosystems, and remove some of the myriad of environmental of weeds including Weeds of National Significance such as Lantana and Madeira Vine” said Roseberry Creek resident and local Landcare member Ann Hartigan. “It is also great to see this money being spent in our local shops and using local services”.
This project was funded by