We manage significant tracts of the land surrounding Moondarra Reservoir.
To protect the biodiversity at the site, we've secured over 100 hectares of native forest under a formal agreement. The area includes lowland forest, shrubby foothill forest and damp forest. The forests provide habitat for threatened native fauna, including the greater glider, white-bellied sea-eagle, powerful owl and lace monitor.
Because the site is upstream of Moondarra Reservoir, it strengthens the quality of the water in the reservoir. By ensuring natural ecological processes are maintained in the catchment area, we're also protecting the integrity of our largest catchment and storage reservoir.
To conserve and improve the biodiversity of the site over the next 10 years, we're committed to the following works:
- Eradication of weeds including blackberry and English holly.
- Control of pest animals including foxes and rabbits.
- Protection of the site by maintaining and installing fences for exclusion of stock and public access.