During 2010/11 to 2012/13, the Australian Government provided $418,000 via the ‘Caring for our Country’ program to fund the Habitat Protection and Conservation project in the Yarra Valley. The project engaged with landowners around the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve and worked with them to protect, improve and increase the amount of habitat for wildlife on their properties.
The Habitat Protection and Conservation Project achievements included:
- 296 hectares of habitat protection on 26 properties with 14 km fencing installed
- 241 hectares of weed control on 30 properties
- 29 hectares of revegetation on 21 properties
- 60 hectares of pest animal (fox and deer) control on 5 properties