Canning Revegetation Plan

In 2016 the City of Canning appointed Ecoscape to conduct a spatial assessment to identify and map potential revegetation areas and develop a revegetation plan spanning a 20-year timeframe aiming to revegetate 250 ha. 

The spatial assessment took into account ecological linkages, particularly identifying gaps that could be infilled and taking into consideration edge ratios; creating buffers around areas of Good condition vegetation, significant vegetation types and Environmentally Sensitive Areas; creating fauna habitat particularly for Quenda and Black Cockatoo species; identifying vegetation that was locally or regionally significant and with only small extents remaining; and identifying areas where land tenure will permit these activities.  Bushfire risk was also taken into consideration. 

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The revegetation plan included identifying species to be planted in each revegetation area, taking into consideration environmental factors including adjacent vegetation types, soil, landform and landscape position, and developing a yearly package of works that incorporated site preparation, planting, weed control and monitoring.  Various planting methods were incorporated including direct seeding, tubestock planting, topsoil transfer, mulching and staggered planting.

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Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.