Fences to help Scarlet Robins

Scarlet Robins are set to directly benefit from work being undertaken by the Green Army at Mulloon Farm North in the Mulloon Catchment, NSW.

Green Army participants have been helping Mulloon Farm manager Nick Huggins install several kilometres of electric fencing and 1200 m of water lines and water points along a tributary on the eastern side of Mulloon Creek.

The work forms part of the ‘SOS - Save our Scarlet Robin Project’ to enhance riparian condition, habitat and connectivity for a range of locally threatened species.

Specifically, the 10 hectare site aims to create a vegetation corridor for threatened species to travel between Mulloon Creek and the woodland covered ridges of Scotts Reserve.

It will do this by protecting existing features onsite, including remnant stands of snow gum, a spring-fed swampy meadow, terrestrial native grasslands and diverse aquatic dam habitat. Diverse native plantings are also planned for the site.

The fencing will also provide the farm with enhanced grazing management control on adjacent hillsides, and help to improve overall landscape function through planned grazing.

Funding for the project is from the NSW Government's Environmental Trust 'Save Or Scarlet Robin' and involves a partnership between South East Local Land Services NSW and Mulloon Farm owners Gerry and Robyn Carrol, with the help of farm manager Nick Huggins.

The Mulloon Institute is providing design and planning support and useful labour through our partnership with the Manpower Green Army teams.

Mulloon Farm North is one of 20 properties taking part in the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project that aims to rebuild natural landscape function and resilience for the entire Mulloon Catchment.