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Restoring the land at Humes Crossing, Mt Kosciuszko National Park

Restoring the land at Humes Crossing, Mt Kosciuszko National Park

Just look at the amazing impact native revegetation has had at Humes Crossing (part of Mt Kosciuszko National Park) in Before and after photo Humes Crossing NSWNSW!

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service & Greenfleet joined forces in 2008 to extensively revegetate this area, which was originally cleared and used for agriculture, primarily grazing. Reasons for revegetation included: to introduce vegetation for native animals, improve water quality leading to the reservoir and to improve aesthetics for the high visitation camp grounds.

Revegetating such an iconic region has not been without its challenges - the local climate can be harsh. Weeds and pest animals have had to be managed to give our revegetation projects the best growing conditions possible.

Greenfleet has worked hard to restore the area back to a more natural ecosystem and encouraged the return of many native plant and animal species that used to naturally occur in this area. Some of the native species planted at this site include: Silver Wattle, Blackwood, Black Wattle, Currawang, Narrow Leaf Peppermint and Red Stringybark.

During our recent visit to the site, we witnessed thriving bird life and extensive diversity throughout the site. Species observed included: Eastern Rosellas, Lorikeets, Dusky Woodswallows, Emus and Fairy Wrens. Kangaroos and Wombats are also common, utilising the trees for shelter.

As you can see from the before and after photo, the forest is taking shape and the trees are growing strong! Another great example of what donations from Greenfleet supporters helps to achieve in the environment.