Achievements To Date

Achievements To Date

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  • Mulligans Flat part of major research partnership into innovative management and restoration of woodlands (commenced 2004)
  • Construction by ACT Government of the predator proof fence (2009)
  • Removal of introduced predators (foxes and cats)  (2009)
  • Sanctuary Centre the focus for information about Sanctuary programs and progress (opened 2009)
  • Formation of Friends of Mulligans Flat community group (2011)
  • Re-introduction of Eastern Bettong (2012) http://bettongs.org/learn-more/bettongs/
  • Woodlands walking trails leaflet (2012)
  • Sanctuary’s first ecologist and outreach officer (April 2013)
  • Re-introduction of New Holland Mouse (2013) http://bettongs.org/native-mice/
  • Volunteering
  • Adopt a hectare
  • Re-introduction of the Bush Stone-curlew (2014) http://bettongs.org/learn-more/curlews/
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The Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve has already been the focus of a great deal of activity involving a number of community members and interested organisations.

These activities include:

  • Ongoing removal of invasive plant species, re-establishment of native species, and upgrading of facilities, including existing bird hides and walkways
  • Compiling inventories and systems descriptions of the geomorphological, flora and fauna resources of the Reserve
  • Fencing of riparian zones and riverbanks to exclude stock, in association with the provision of stock watering points
  • Building partnerships with conservation groups, community volunteers and academic research groups, in the assessment and management of the Reserve
  • Allocation of a permanent Ranger to work at the Reserve
  • Refurbishment of bird hides
  • Replacement of footbridge on the Creek Trail
  • Establishment of photo monitoring points
  • Removal of willows and alder along sections of Jerrabomberra Creek and replanting with reeds to create habitat for Lathams Snipe.