About the Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks Project

Funded by the Commonwealth Government's Biodiversity Fund, the Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks project has a bold vision to establish, restore and protect critical native vegetation corridors linking the tablelands, slopes and plains. The goal is to reconnect farmland with the valuable beneficial services supplied free to agriculture by the natural environment, and to restore linking corridors of vegetation for native flora and fauna.

Natural ecosystems, and the plants and animals they contain, support agriculture in many ways. For example, birds, micro bats, beneficial insects and spiders eat millions of crop pests each year. Pollination by honeybees and other insects improve crop yields and profitability. Blocks of native vegetation modify the climate by enabling cloud building and slowing hot winds. Trees provide shade and shelter for stock. Riparian vegetation filters the water entering our streams and rivers providing better quality water for livestock, and drought tolerant native grasses help to make pastures resilient to varying seasonal conditions.

The Biolinks Project aims to provide support to land owners to revegetate, restore or manage native vegetation within the Border-Rivers Gwydir CMA region. The project will also assist land owners to manage key threats to native ecosystems like African box thorn, Coolatai grass, pigs and foxes.

About us

The Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks Project is a collaboration between the Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA and many regional organisations, community groups, researchers, landholders and individuals. The project uses a collaborative governance model, lead by a Steering Committee supported by four specialist working groups. More Information…

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Location

The Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks will focus its efforts around:

  1. A landscape area approximately bounded by Moree, Edgeroi, Bingara and Gravesend.
  2. Rivers, creeks and floodplains throughout the whole Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchments.

The project will also consider supporting related activities in the catchment if they are strategic and meet the objectives of the Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks project. More information…

What's at stake?

We live in a beautiful part of the world. Compared to other parts of Australia we still retain a reasonable amount of native vegetation, which is home to a diversity of plants and animals. Our region is also one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia.

Natural ecosystems and the plants and animals they contain, support agriculture in many ways. For example, micro bats and beneficial insects eat millions of crop pests each year. Pollination by insects enables crops such as cotton, grains and sunflowers to be grown. Blocks of native vegetation modify the climate by enabling cloud building and slowing hot winds. Riparian vegetation filters the water entering our streams and rivers providing better quality water for livestock.

What you can do

Simple actions can make a big difference in managing and enhancing biodiversity on your land and improving your productivity. You can manage existing grassland, paddock trees or bushland to ensure it is in its best possible condition. You can revegetate cleared or degraded areas. Read more...

 

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