When Trust for Nature bought Neds Corner in 2002 it had been an agricultural property for more than 100 years and all of its natural ecosystems had been extensively cleared or degraded by stock grazing, cropping, irrigation and rabbits. Larger environmental issues such as water extraction from the Murray River, extensive native vegetation removal across the Mallee region and increased soil salinity were also having significant impacts on the health of the land and its wildlife.
Photo courtesy Mark Schapper
Neds will be a flagship property that will inspire and reinforce the importance of conservation, not only within Victoria, but throughout the world.
With the proposed establishment of woodland cover across 10,000 hectares and the reintroduction of a number of regionally extinct mammals and birds, Neds will be a thriving example of conservation best practice and what can be achieved through partnership.
Developing translocation plans and sourcing animals for initial release and monitoring will be a large part of Neds’ tangible work and will support the fight against extinction of species.
There will be a continued focus on predator eradication and maintaining habitat growth through weed control and targeted preservation.
Our work continues to achieve Trust for Nature’s vision for Neds and private land across Victoria.
We’re incredibly grateful to the support from our partners, generous individuals and organisations who have helped us acquire Neds Corner Station and fund its restoration.
We invite you to join us to help conserve native plants and wildlife on private land forever. Visit trustfornature.org.au/donate
We couldn’t do this without your vital support.