Nundle riverside project: Peel River Riparian Rehabilitation

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A Crown Reserve on the Peel River near Nundle was infested by large stands of woody weeds in the riparian zone including honey locusts, privet, willow and blackberry, that were out-competing native vegetation, impacting riparian vegetation community composition, inhibiting recruitment and growth of native plant species and decreasing habitat for native fauna. This infestation also impacted on sedimentation and erosion, and water quality and temperature. Rehabilitation of 500 m of Peel River was undertaken with the removal of 5 ha of invasive vegetation and replaced with native species, improved access for recreational fishers, and establishment of a Waterwatch water quality and riparian monitoring program. Completed in 2010.

Organisation Nundle Community Development Committee

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: [email protected]

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support