Revegetation and wildlife: A guide to enhancing revegetation habitats for wildlife conservation in rural environments
Bushcare National and Research and Development Program, Research report 2/00
Andrew Bennett, Sally Kimber and Paul Ryan, School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University
Environment Australia, 2000
ISBN 0 6425 4712 2
- Revegetation and wildlife: A guide to enhancing revegetation habitats for wildlife conservation in rural environments - Full report (PDF - 3,074 KB)
- Chapter 1 - Revegetation - a growing activity in Australia (PDF - 103 KB)
- Chapter 2 - An ecological approach to revegetation in rural landscapes (PDF - 741 KB)
- Chapter 3 - Understanding the habitat requirements of wildlife (PDF - 113 KB)
- Chapter 4 - Enhancing the value of revegetation for wildlife (PDF - 683 KB)
- Chapter 4 - continued (PDF - 759 KB)
- Chapter 5 - Integrating wildlife conservation with revegetation for other purposes (PDF - 766 KB)
- References & Appendix (PDF - 113 KB)
About the report
This report is the result of a research project undertaken to identify ways in which revegetation activities can be undertaken to maximise their value in providing habitat for wildlife.
Revegetation is an important and urgent issue in natural resources management in Australia. There is widespread acceptance among the community that extensive revegetation is needed to counter environmental problems arising from the loss of native vegetation, including the decline in biodiversity.
This project was funded under the Bushcare Program, through the Natural Heritage Trust, to identify ways in which revegetation activities can be undertaken to maximize their value in providing habitat for wildlife. We have addressed this task in two parts:
- by carrying out a review of existing information on revegetation and wildlife conservation in Australia; and
- by developing principles for enhancing present revegetation activities to increase their value for wildlife conservation.
This report fulfils the second part of the task. The first part is presented in a companion report (Kimber et al. 1999) that provides a comprehensive guide to scientific information concerning revegetation and nature conservation.
The project was guided by a Steering Committee, comprising Kathy Tracy and Peter Lyon (Environment Australia), Geoff Barrett (Birds Australia), Stephen Platt (Flora and Fauna, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Victoria (NRE)), Dale Tonkinson (Greening Australia Victoria) and Des Stackpole (Centre for Forest Tree Technology, NRE). We gratefully acknowledge their advice and constructive contribution. We also warmly thank those people who attended a one-day workshop in February 1999, and whose deliberations and discussion on a range of issues related to revegetation provided valuable insights. For comments on drafts of an earlier manuscript we thank Kathy Tracy, Ian Hislop, Geoff Barrett, Ian Davidson and Neil Collins.
Diagrams to illustrate principles, as set out in Section 4, were prepared by Alexis Beckett (Greenhood Graphics) to whom we are most grateful.