A snapshot survey of the Glendavale property, adjoining Monjebup Bush Heritage conservation reserve was undertaken on 6th March 2018 by a survey team to prioritise future site works and management actions to be conducted on the property.
This farm is situated about 25km east of Borden, north east of the Stirling Range National Park.
A report from the survey is available for download here.
This property provides an important eco link within the Forest to Stirlings section of Gondwana Link. Glendavale farm is approximately 4358 hectares located on 6 separate land titles. The majority of the property has been cleared for agricultural activities and many of the remaining vegetated areas, including waterways, are being managed for conservation.
A rapid vegetation survey was undertaken on Glendavale recording a range of core attributes for 26 remnant vegetation, restoration and revegetation sites. Core attributes selected included vegetation type, vegetation condition, size of the area, connectivity to other vegetation and observed or potential disturbances and threats.
Numerous sites are connected to other areas of remnant vegetation, restoration plantings or revegetation sites.
Green Skills gratefully acknowledge the landholders of Glendavale Farm, Stuart and Ali Hocking, as well as Angela Sanders (Bush Heritage Australia Ecologist), Karl Hansom (South Coast NRM Biodiversity Program Leader) and Bill and Jane Thompson (local residents and bush enthusiasts) for their time, expertise and knowledgeable contribution to these surveys and for their long-term commitment to the conservation and restoration of the Gondwana Link landscape: http://www.gondwanalink.org/
Valuable feedback on a draft version of this report were received including from Angela Sanders, Amanda Keesing, Karl Hansom and Bill &Jane Thompson.
This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions. The support of Gondwana Link Ltd is also acknowledged.
This report was prepared by Melissa Howe B.Sc. (Environmental Management) with input from Green Skills Project Officer, Basil Schur.