Mount Remarkable to the sea: Upper Spencer Gulf coastal protection and riparian linkages
The Upper Spencer Gulf coast contains nationally important areas for coastal shorebirds, important mangrove and fish breeding grounds and a soon-to-be declared marine park. The region is also a major tourism gateway for the Flinders Ranges and is under increasing pressure from new developments that support large-scale mining expansions in the north.
This project accelerates local community action to conserve sensitive coastal sites and buffer and restore creekline habitat.
The community's long term aim is to create a series of vegetated riparian links from Mount Remarkable National Park to the sea.
The on-ground outcomes of the project include:
- 150 hectares of biodiverse plantings to buffer high value creek lines and reconnect Mount Remarkable National Park to the sea
- 2,000 hectares of vegetation protected and enhanced in high value coastal and riparian areas
- strategic, landscape-scale pest plant and animal control throughout the project area.
- Commonwealth Biodiversity Fund