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Great Eastern Ranges Initiative

ger-steppingstones-newsletter.jpgThe Great Eastern Ranges Initiative’s (GER) Stepping Stones project has been getting some great media attention. The Stepping Stones project is facilitated by OzGreen, in partnership with Muswellbrook Shire Council, Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment and Conservation Volunteers Australia. The project is supported by a grant from the Australian Government.

New Initiative

There is a great new initiative to restore a disused railway corridor, which is being conducted in partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Transport for NSW (facilitated by John Holland Rail) and the Hunter Valley Partnership of the Great Eastern Ranges (GER).

Read more at http://www.huntervalleynews.net.au/story/3823274/kids-ride-a-conservation-train/

The Great Eastern Ranges is a continental scale connectivity conservation program, aiming to connect landscapes along the Great Eastern Ranges from Western Victoria to Far North Queensland. It is a partnership of over 240 organisations working across 12 regions. OzGREEN has been involved since 2007 as Facilitator of the Hunter Regional Partnership. Working alongside project partners Muswellbrook Council, Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, Conservation Volunteers Australia and many others, we have revegetated and restored over 1000ha of land across the Hunter Valley. These areas are designed to act as "stepping stones" linking up fragmented areas of bushland across the region, assisting with the movement of fauna across the landscape and providing habitat for critically endangered species such as the Regent Honeyeater.

You can get more info on Stepping Stones at http://www.ozgreen.org/great_eastern_ranges

Stepping Stones recognises the importance of land holders in conservation efforts - Sydney Morning Herald Article