During 2009/10, the Australian Government provided $449,500 from the ‘Caring for our Country’ program to fund the Yarra River Catchment Woodland Project. The goal for this project was “Increasing landscape scale conservation – to increase by 6,700 farmers in priority regions adopting activities that contribute to the ongoing conservation and protection of biodiversity”.
The Yarra River Catchment Woodland Project achievements included:
- 18 farmers adopted practices to improve and protect woodlands on an ongoing basis
- 128 hectares of remnant woodland was protected under 4 year land management agreements
- 92 hectares of remnant woodland were improved
- 14 hectares of revegetation increased the area of woodland habitat.