20 MILLION TREES
Tranche 3 of the 20 Million Trees Programme is now OPEN! $21 million in funding is available for large scale tree-planting projects. As a service provider, Landcare Australia is seeking expressions of interest from landholders to participate in this programme. Applications close on 31 July 2017.
What is the 20 Million Trees Programme?
The 20 Million Trees Programme is part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. The aim is to plant 20 million native trees and understory across Australia, establishing healthy, self-sustaining tree-based ecosystems. One of the most important factors of any project within the programme is improving habitat for native wildlife, including endangered or threatened species, and threatened ecological communities.
The projects demonstrate hands-on engagement with local communities and Landcare groups, capture carbon, and contribute to a reduction in Australia’s net greenhouse gas emissions.
How is Landcare Australia involved?
Landcare Australia is a service provider under the 20 Million Trees Programme and works with local communities to deliver large-scale native tree planting in diverse regions across Australia. To-date, Landcare Australia has overseen more than 3,500 hectares of on-ground projects, including multi-stakeholder nature corridors across public and private land.
Why should you participate?
Participation offers landholders the opportunity to work in partnership with Landcare Australia to complete large-scale revegetation projects on their properties at no cost. Landcare Australia works with landholders and community to plant appropriate native species, increase connectivity of native vegetation, and provide habitat for threatened species.
As a service provider of the programme, Landcare Australia is responsible for overseeing major projects including; identifying and securing the necessary landholder approvals for sites where revegetation works will take place, designing individual projects, preparing and implementing long-term site maintenance plans, undertaking risk assessments and considering any biosecurity risks, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting.
Participation is most suited to properties with the following criteria:
- Minimum size of 100 ha available for revegetation
- Rainfall greater than 300 mm
How can you get involved?
If you have a project idea for large-scale revegetation, or would like to register your interest in getting involved, contact Alastair Jones via email or on 03 8631 7802.
Active 20 Million Trees projects
In partnership with Australian Wildlife Conservancy, we are revegetating and enhancing severely degraded Drooping Sheoak Woodlands on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. This project will provide habitat for the regionally threatened Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat.
In partnership with Accolade Wines, we are revegetating mallee and river red gum and black box communities to provide habitat and food for the vulnerable regent parrot, also in South Australia. We are also contributing to the enhancement of a Ramsar-listed wetland that is of international significance.
In partnership with Trees for Life SA, we are revegetating 746 hectares of degraded private land and re-establishing a corridor of native revegetation near the River Murray. Over 373,000 trees and shrubs will be planted to provide habitat for threatened species, including the regent parrot (eastern), mallee fowl, and southern hairy-nosed wombat.
In partnership with the not-for-profit Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association (GWLAP), we will restore degraded landscapes in the Fleurieu Peninsula area of South Australia. The first project will restore 172 ha of the critically endangered peppermint box woodland community by enabling community groups to plant over 123,000 trees and shrubs across a number of private properties. The second project will revegetate 124 ha of eucalyptus low open forest and mid mallee woodland. Community groups will plant over 70,000 trees across 11 private properties. Both projects will provide increased connectivity between remnant areas, grow the extent of vegetation, and provide habitat for threatened species including the southern emu wren and malleefowl.