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GLENRAC Inc

Seed Spotting in the Glen Innes District

The aim of this project is to provide land managers with training to improve planning, implementation and on ground outcomes of revegetation projects on private land in the GLENRAC area.

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Seed Spotting in the Glen Innes District

The aim of this project is to provide land managers with training to improve planning, implementation and on ground outcomes of revegetation projects on private land in the GLENRAC area.

The issue

Two of GLENRAC's long term objectives are increasing native vegetation; and effective natural resource management. Many farmers in the district are interested in planting trees for revegetation , however improving on their knowledge is important in making the right decisions to achieve the best outcomes.

The solution

GLENRAC hosted two field days to provide land managers in the Glen Innes district with training to improve planning, implementation and on ground outcomes of revegetation projects on private land while also learning the importance of seed collection and the design and implementation of farm tree plantings. These field days were attended by 21 participants from across the GLENRAC area and the host was expert ecological consultant David Carr from Stringybark Ecological. All participants indicated an increase in knowledge after attending the events and a large amount of positive feedback was received on the event content and duration and the level of engagement and interest of our speaker.

The impact

The major success of these field days was educating local land managers about the importance of biodiversity on farms for sustainable land management, and increasing their skill set while also educating land managers in best practice for managing trees on their own private properties. By learning and improving on existing skills this has enabled land managers to independently collect seeds for future plantings from on or nearby their own properties. By teaching land managers to source seeds with local provenance this will help lead to higher survival rates and has in turn resulted in increased biodiversity outcomes.


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Key facts

  • Educating land managers about the importance of biodiversity
  • Importance of collecting seeds with local provenance
  • Increasing native vegetation

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