Landcare groups help landowners in Landslip Recovery Project

A group of Landcare networks are working with landholders to stabilise slips, prevent soil erosion and minimise the impact of landslips caused by floods and heavy rainfall.

Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network coordinator Emma Stone said landslips were a massive concern in the Northern Rivers since the February and March floods.

“Many people have experienced impacts to infrastructure and access to their properties,” Ms Stone said.

“Landslips also pose an ecological threat opening up the landscape to weed dispersal and erosion.”

The Landslip Recovery project is funded by North Coast Local Land Services.

The project will offer support to landholders where landslips on their properties threaten the conservation values of threatened ecological communities such as lowland subtropical rainforest and coastal swamp oak forest or other threatened species.

The Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network are working in partnership with Brunswick Valley Landcare, Richmond Landcare and Tweed Landcare.

“Eligible sites will be assessed by qualified professionals which may include engineers, soil conservationists and bush regenerators,” Ms Stone said.

“Landholders will be provided with a tailored remediation plan to mitigate soil erosion and reduce weed recruitment with consideration to revegetating slips which may include tree planting and direct seeding techniques.

“At this stage there is no assurance of financial support for undertaking on-ground works outlined in the remediation plans.

“Our intention is that landholders can use these plans to undertake self-funded works or to apply for future funding opportunities.”

Landholders can register their landslips through this electronic form.

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