Dakalanta Sanctuary Project

Landcare Australia’s ambitious delivery targets for Stage 1 of the Dakalanta revegetation project have been completed for 2016. The logistics and materials required for delivering a project of this scale were extensive.

Project Update July 2016

Landcare Australia’s delivery targets for Stage 1 of the Banrock Station revegetation project have been completed for 2016. In 2016, Landcare Australia achieved the following outcomes:

custom built direct seeding machine

constructed to work in the calcareous soils of Dakalanta Sanctuary

4 additional direct seeding machines

modified with sprung discs were also on site

800 kilograms of locally collected seed

processed, pre-treated and delivered to the site

Seed viability testing

was completed with results

Rabbit, mice and snail baiting

was completed prior to commencing on ground works

40,000 litres of water

delivered to the site and utilized for herbicide and insecticide spraying

2016 Updates

In 2016, Landcare Australia achieved the following outcomes:

1600 km (800 ha) of direct seeding

completed by June 30th 2016

1600 km of herbicide and insecticide

have been applied over seeding lines

One month post seeding germination

has already commenced across the site

Species germinating include:

Allocasuarina, Eucalyptus, Acacia and Dodonea

2100 tube stock Sheoaks planted

on property’s neighbouring Dakalanta to support local landholder revegetation efforts

Three distinct vegetation communities were seeded and included

648 ha

Drooping Sheoak Woodland

54 ha

Sand Mallee Community

98 ha

Mallee Box Woodland

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