Haul for Habitat
The Haul for Habitat campaign is Trust for Nature’s first ever crowdfunding campaign. It is raising funds to prevent 10 semi-trailer loads of logs, remaining after a major infrastructure project, from potentially being burned and/or mulched, and re-purpose these as habitat for a number of endangered and threatened species on the historically significant Neds Corner Station.
Neds Corner’s long agricultural history resulted in broadscale clearing, leaving little habitat for animals.
Should the $15,000 target be reached, the logs will be transported over 500kms to the 30,000 hectare former sheep station west of Mildura, and strategically placed in a 500h predator free exclosure. These logs will create habitat to enable the survival of species classified as near threatened in Victoria, such as the Fat-tailed Dunnart and Brown Treecreepers, the depleted Bearded Dragon, and endangered species such as the Carpet Python.
In addition to basic shelter requirements, the installation of these logs will increase soil activity for insects and arachnids and in-turn provide additional food sources for other mammals, such as the near threatened Gile’s Planigale.
Neds Corner Station provides important habitat for native plants and wildlife often not seen in other parts of the State. This new habitat will also provide the opportunity to explore the re-introduction of previously geographically extinct species.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the people below for their pledge towards the Haul for Habitat campaign:
Every Bit Counts… A Padovan, Amanda Furlong, Amy Monagle, Andre Monaghan, Andre Monaghan, Andrew Whitford, Anna Foley, Anne Parbury, Bachir Tanios, Beau Meney, Bonnie Carter, Brendan Foster, Cas Bennetto, Catherine de Burgh-Day, Cheng Lim, Cindy Allen, Cohen Walkerden, Cullen Gunn, David Fisher, Deirdre Campbell, Elizabeth Lloyd, Eric Lassen, Ewa Madon, Frances O'Brien, Garry and Trish Kelly, Gayle Austen, Greenhouse Electrical, Greg Barkla, James Bentley, Jenny Trethewey, Julia Carmichael, Julia Pickwick, Julie Lynne Fink, Kerry Moulton, Kieran Vale, Les Irwig, Lloyd Moulton, Mandy Gange, Mark, Matt Robertson, Max Ervin, Natalie Wallis, Neil Gardiner, Nicholas O'Brien, Nick Lilley, Phil Kafcaloudes, Priya Crawford-Wilson, Roslyn Gallagher, Ross Turnbull, Savannah Daoud-Opit, Shirley Wilson, Sue-Ellen Smith, Susan Ball, Yung En Chee, Yvonne Dunse
Warm and Fuzzy!: Alice Bedlington, Emma Godden, Luca and Ilaria Marino
Straight to the Pool Room: Felicity Watson, Helen Tait, Jennifer Gibson, Leanne Down, Lynne Head, Marshall family, Mike Johnston, Roslyn Hunter, Victoria Byrne
Stick it to me!: Alexandra Hill, Barbara May, Emmy Frost, Jenny, Jordan Crook, Lee Touzeau, Rian Caccianiga
Ned's Swag: Barnes Family, Gayle Portway, Julie Bennett, Ken Henderson, Louise Nicholas, Lucienne Noontil, Maddy Noble, Shane Hogarth, Will Ford
Picture This!: Brett Whitfield, Cathy Powers, John Saunders, Peta Robinson, Victoria Marles
Spread your wings with the Doctor!: T-C Hall
Your Royal Habitat Highness: Rosalie and Phillip Lomas