Sustainable forestry development gets funding in South Australia
Unproductive sand dunes in the Coorong, Murraylands and Riverland regions of South Australia will soon be transformed into sustainable timber forests, thanks to a joint project by Landcare Australia and the Australian Home Heating Association (AHHA).
The AHHA have contributed $10,000 to Landcare Australia’s ‘Agroforestry Development Species Demonstration Sites’ project, which was launched at Monarto South on 11 September.
Several demonstration sites will be mapped and researched by the Farm Forestry Landcare Network with the aim of establishing plantations of successful species on otherwise unused land across southern Australia. The project aims to develop and share knowledge of silviculture within the farming industry, help to protect the genetic legacy of southern Australia, and promote sustainable use of timber for home heating.
As part of its 2017 partnership with Landcare Australia, the AHHA has provided funding for projects that will improve silviculture practices and increase sustainability within the field.