The four year project, aimed to increase biodiversity and reconnect native habitat in the Shoalhaven River catchment of NSW.
The Landcare Living Landscape project focuses on lantana clearing, methods of weed control and bush regeneration.
Fact Sheets and Work Sheets for site-based field work on Bundanon are included.
Ideal for students studying science subjects.
The Landcare Living Landscape project is an environmental and educational initiative to increase biodiversity, capture carbon and reconnect native habitat on the Shoalhaven River properties managed by Bundanon. In 2012, through the auspices of Landcare Australia, Bundanon benefited from both the Borland Bequest and the Clean Energy Futures Biodiversity Fund. In partnership with Landcare Australia, South East Local Land Services, Jacobs Group and Greening Australia, Bundanon will have seen over one million dollars spent over four years on the restoration of this culturally significant landscape.
The project, particularly unique for a cultural organisation, demonstrates the leadership role the arts can play in foregrounding the importance of protecting the environment for future generations. Bundanon’s reputation as a platform for public education was instrumental in securing the engagement of the other agencies.
Benefits extend well beyond the property through community engagement and education. The project also aims to demonstrate how revegetation and regeneration of degraded land can be practically integrated into Bundanon’s wider responsibility for land management.
Framed around the syllabus requirements of NSW HSC Earth and Environmental Science, Biology and Senior Science, the fact sheets are adaptable for years 7 to 12 courses.
Prepared by Bundanon, with assistance from a teacher reference group.