Despite delays caused by wet conditions and steep slopes, an important climate change adaptation project on Lake Hume is changing the foreshore for the better and promising a brighter future for wetland wildlife.
Lake Hume is a nationally significant wetland, providing habitat for many native birds and other species at vulnerable life stages. The project is revegetating and protecting a 4.5 km corridor on the lake foreshore to enhance habitat and provide a wetland refuge for wildlife displaced by climate induced natural disasters.
Migratory birds unable to access their traditional breeding and feeding grounds in other areas will be able to use the newly protected foreshore, while local wildlife will benefit by free movement along the corridor and improved biodiversity to support their needs.
Funded by the Australian Government and progressing in partnership with the Bethanga Landcare Group, the project involves 9km of new stock exclusion fences and planting 9000 native seedlings. Vital large hollow bearing trees, essential for so many species to breed, will now be protected within the new corridor, while plantings of a diverse range of native trees and understorey will provide rich habitat into the future.
This project is supported by Parklands Albury Wodonga, through funding from the Australian Government’s Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program.