Trust for Nature’s first action was to stop sheep grazing, to allow the regeneration and growth of native vegetation. Devoted volunteers assisted with revegetation, weed control and maintenance of assets. Major efforts have been made to reduce rabbit numbers through the use of bait and removal of burrows; the subsequent drop in rabbit numbers is an amazing feat for such a large expanse of land. Since we began to manage the property, the native bush has significantly improved, which has brought some of our native wildlife species back.
Fences have been removed; wildlife are now free to roam across the property. With the threats removed, Trust for Nature has begun a revegetation program at Neds Corner Station. Plants and trees endemic to the region have been planted and nurtured to create more habitats for the species we want to protect and encourage back to the land.
There is now a full-time land management team at Neds Corner Station, working to maintain the facilities and improve the health of the grasslands and other plant life. Weeds continue to be removed, trees planted and sensitive areas fenced. Regular surveys of plants and animals are carried out to monitor our ongoing success, and the findings of our work are incorporated into future planning.
A 2011 Bush Blitz visit recorded 884 species at Neds Corner Station, including 6 threatened birds and animals, 77 threatened plants, and 21 species new to science.