Protecting a creek from erosion and rabbits

This project involved fencing 1.5 km creek frontage to protect the area from stock grazing. Fencing allows the regeneration of native trees, shrubs and grasses to complement the already excellent cover of remnant vegetation. This project will result in reduced erosion of the creek banks and improvement in water quality flowing into Lake Muirhead.

The area contains significant old redgums (approx. 400 to 500 years old) and many younger trees that have regenerated after wildfire (2006) and flooding (2011). In addition, planting native trees and ripping to control rabbits will assist in stabilising and controlling erosion of the creek bank. Dead trees and fallen timber were retained as potential habitat for native wildlife.