NATURE


At Neds Corner Station, a Shingleback lizard dashes across the dry red soil into a small hole, shaded by a rusty windmill. It's mid-day and the sun has that extra sparkle, extra strength. The flower of a bright Rounded Noon-flower (Disphyma crassifolium subsp.clavellatum) turns toward the same hot sun.

Flora

Neds Corner Station is where arid and

semi-arid   climatic zones meet. The

Murray River carves a shallow valley

through its floodplain, through what is

known as the Murray Scroll Belt floodplain....

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Fauna

With the increase in vegetation

growth since Trust for Nature

began to manage the property,

surveys have revealed the extent

of reptiles, frogs,mammals and birds...

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Threatened plants

Neds Corner Station is an important

place for a number of plant species

threatened by extinction in Australia

and Victoria. As it is bordered by

National Park, Neds Corner Station

is part of a refuge for...

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Managing flora and fauna

Trust for Nature has undertaken

an extensive pest management

program. Sheep grazing ceased when

the property was bought in 2002 and

the destruction of rabbit burrows is

ongoing...

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ECOLOGICAL LAND MANAGEMENT

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It was no small feat for Trust for Nature to purchase the 30,000ha Neds Corner Station property in the Mallee region of Victoria in 2002. We had a vision for the land – a conservation vision:

To be an inspirational example of ecological restoration, promoting the significance of biodiversity through informing and educating for public benefit while protecting 3% of native vegetation on private land in Victoria forever.

The bigger picture

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Neds Corner Station is a part of a

broader conservation effort. Some

of the property is within The Living

Murray icon site: Chowilla Floodplain

and Lindsay-Wallpolla Islands...

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Works to date

Neds Corner Station has been

transformed by the commitment

and dedication of Trust for Nature.

In the early years, the Trust

relied on devoted volunteer rangers

who planned andbegan the conservation

tasks needed to restore the Station...

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Threats to conservation

rabbitwarrensNeds Corner Station was formerly

a sheep station. When Trust for

Nature bought the property the

land was ravaged by stock trampling,

rabbit grazing and affected by weeds...

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Changes take hold

The long drought eased in 2010

with a La Nina event that brought replenishing rain to large parts of

the country and saw high flows

along the Murray River...

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Peter Barnes, Manager, Neds Corner Station

peter barnesThe protection of significant landscapes is in Peter's blood. He grew up working on a property that eventually became part of Mungo National Park in New South Wales. Peter knows that others need to be inspired to help him do his job – without everyone's help he will not be successful. Peter can impart stories about the land where he lives that will capture your attention. He will fascinate you with stories of contrast - about what's involved to protect a small, threatened plant to the way the landscape dramatically changes after a heavy rain.

 

 

PROJECTS

Restoring landscape links and habitat for threatened wildlife at Neds Corner Station

At Neds Corner Station, Trust for Nature is working to restore the habitat links across the landscape, and create better habitat for threatened wildlife.

The habitats between the riverine woodlands and mallee/semi-arid woodlands are extremely important for the Regent Parrot and other wildlife, some of which are highly threatened species.

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